Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Weight of It

As the day comes to a close my heart is full of many emotions and thoughts.  I have thought many times throughout my day what to write for this special day.  It had to be something fitting, something meaningful, something that would match the historical weight of the day. 

This morning as I hung our flag, I said a pray for our country, and her future.  I thought about where I was eleven years ago feeding our kids breakfast glued to the radio.  Every 9/11 I remember that day, as we all do.  Today came with a stronger weight. 

I went about my day, pretty typical, probably like most Americans.

Then tonight it was all brought back, full circle, if you will.  Hubby and I went for our walk and came upon people gathering for a memorial service.  We kept on walking, feeling like outsiders.  Then as we were driving away, traffic stopped, people stopped, time stopped as firetruck after firetruck, drove passed with the lights on.  It hit me again in my gut and in my heart.  The weight of today.

This 9/11 is different to me then the rest.  The weight of the election is on us all.  I normally don't get up on my soapbox and get all political in this blog.  However, today I can't keep silent.  Today, I owe it to the men and women who have lost their lives one way or another for our country.  I wish I had the ability to write in such a way to convince even one of my readers to vote for freedom.  To vote for the rights of unborn babies, to vote for liberty, for limited government, for the sanctity of marriage, for freedom of religion, to vote to protect the money my husband and yours works so hard for.  To vote in a way that my children will have a future we have worked hard for them to have.  I could go on and on, only to bore you, but oh, that my words would persuade you.  Though I don't think that highly of myself as to compete with the media.  Vote not for a certain race or against it.  This is not what it is about, but to protect America and her people, our people.  America can't keep going down the current path much longer.  Please don't stay home because to vote will only mean to vote for the lesser of two evils.  Vote because we need to protect our country, our children and their future.  If only my words truly held the weight fitting for today.


Holly R said...

Very well said!!!

Andrea Luhman said...

Thank you for being brave and voicing your opinion. Timely and not in your face is the way to do it and you nailed it. You are not alone, we are in the majority.