Tuesday, November 04, 2008

God Bless America

Voting always makes me emotional. I have taken the girls with me each time we have an election, and as I explain the process to them, the blessing of having this opportunity never fails to move me to tearing up. They just expect it now, and don't even notice.

The first time we voted together, 8 years ago, we were big fans of the Veggie Tale Queen Esther movie, so I correlated the presidency to being king. Well, 4 years later, they were older and somewhat wiser, as they used the terms king and president interchangeably. OK, clearly I had some explaining to do, but they now have a pretty firm grasp of living in a democracy versus a monarchy.
This year I told the girls I might vote while they were at school, to avoid the predicted long lines, but they would have none of that. They insisted I wait so they could accompany me. I'm so thrilled that at 9 and 11, they already grasp the privilege it is to have a say in who is elected to run our government.

We have had some interesting discussions about the presidential candidates, and they both seem to comprehend things that many America seems oblivious to. They see things very simply... is what the person says in line with God's Word, or not? If not, they aren't the right person to lead the greatest countryin the free world.

Oh that America would see things through the eyes of a child. A child whose eyes are fixed on God, not their bank account or personal desires.

God bless America. We will need His blessing more than ever if we elect a president who is not a friend of Israel.


Kathryn said...

Amen, Kelly!

Love the spirit of your precious girls. :-)

Jenny said...


Anonymous said...

I am the same way, I'm not sure why I am always full of emotions. Yesterday my son of 19 yrs old was voted for the first time and that was pretty awesome to me also. He watched the election this whole time and voted for who he thought was best. It was a moment in time for me to see him do that.

Deidre said...

You know I love it that they're so interested. Now, we just have to pray!!

Your girls are gorgeous!

the voice of melody said...

I agree. It's a very emotional thing because it's so important.

I became a US citizen in 2003 and voted for the first time in 2004 and it was such a great feeling. As Americans, we are blessed to have the right to vote, to speak about Jesus in public, to travel, to have all the freedoms so many other people don't.

Many sweet blessings!