Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our Future

I went to bed last night not knowing the outcome of the election. We watched the returns until Dave got irritated with the networks calling a state after 1% of the votes were in. Well, I suppose I'd be mad too. But I was happier in bed with a book to ignore the real-life goings-on.

Now, I have said before that I am of liberal mind and often don't vote because I just don't give a flying flip (to be polite) about the outcome. Most often, our lives don't change dramatically. There are a few squirmishes in Congress but most often, nothing significantly changes in my life.

(Note: my husband would disagree greatly but that's the wonderment of opposites marrying each other).

Except for the military. Major things can change there.

I know others may think the economy changes or taxes do or something else equally important. Perhaps so but it never seems to greatly affect my life. Maybe I'm just unaware----which I often am. I gave up being politically active in my early 20's. :-)

As I posted earlier, most of my family is involved in the military in one aspect or another. Even if I cannot completely support policy, I cannot turn my back on family and friends who are fighting to keep ME free.

I slept fitfully last night and woke up with a feeling of doom. It was weird. I have never felt that way before. But I truly panicked at the outcome of this election. I have no idea why I awoke feeling this way. Maybe I listened to my family too much on the ups and downs on both candidates. Maybe it's because I know Dave just "un-retired" from the Army. But I know he did this in anticipation of the election results.

Maybe I am just scared (fill in your choice of adjective) for our future.

And this comes from a very left-wing, folk song lover, Woodstock wanna-be, save the world, liberal.
Note from author: There will be no more politial comments from me. This blog is about our family and our lives. I just had a such a down day that I needed to get it on paper, so to speak. Feel free to disagree. That's what makes our country great.


Ashley and Mike said...

blah today for me too

wingepr said...

You already know I agree!!!! I'm with you.

Lets hope for the best and move on!

day by day said...

I had the same feelings last night and this morning! We have no choice now but to pray for our newly elected President...and pray a lot!!

bbmomof2boys said...

I didn't put anything political on my blog either but I too had and still have that feeling. People want change, I just hoping I have some change left in my pocket when everything is said and done!!


Donna said...

Love Carla's comment! Uncertainty is a scary thing, and I too felt that doom. We'll pray lots. And, this is from a right-wing, conservative gal from the south ;)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Like you said... you and I think different but if we all had the same feelings etc what a boring, boring world it would be... take care...