Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Don't mind me - I'm just drunk on excitement

I am sitting here at 6:53 PM and am so excited about the election results tonight.

Regardless of who you voted for, I am so proud of you for voting! What a momentous election! I am so excited that our history will change in a MAJOR way! I have been more pumped up about this election than ever before. And I am so excited that I get to tell my kids (if I ever have any) that I was a involved. I put up signs in my windows, I held signs on the road in Denver, and I helped explain to people the facts about the candidate I chose.

I hope that other people felt the same way - especially those in my age bracket.

This is not the election of our generation just because our country is struggling, not just because there is a black man and a woman running, but because people have been able to tap into a unprecedented passion for their candidate. I pray that whomever gets the presidency will thoughtfully and prayerfully make the decisions that it will take to heal this country. But the person that I can do the best job is Obama.

I can't watch his speeches and some commercials without getting chills. In fact, I sat watching his DNC acceptance speech and was crying because I was so moved by his message. I am hoping that he will do what he promised. When I voted, I chose hope over fear. And as I sit here sipping my Bud Light Lime, I realize that I am so excited to see who will be our next Commander in Chief. Even more excited than what I was when I found out that New Kids on The Block were going to start touring again.

4 comments:

SuperDave said...

I'm just glad to know that Ole Georgie will be leaving.

Bonnie said...

I feel you! Last night I cried while listening to his acceptance speech. My oldest son (who is 13) watched with me and was so amazed about the whole thing. I told him this was history in the making.

Patty said...

Hi there. I'm a friend of Jen's. I do hope that Obama does as he promised. Although I have learned to be leery of politicians. As a teacher I hope his educational beliefs stay true and are really about the kids.

the girls' moma said...

"I chose hope over fear."

That's a great way of saying it.