Your Vote Matters

This year marks 100 years since women were given the right to vote! A historic day to remember and a right that should never be taken for granted!

Voting is even easier now than ever. You can sign up for a ballot to come straight to your home, fill it out, mail it back in, and track it to make sure it was received and counted! It’s pretty amazing! <3

This year’s election has been very heated. Lots of division in our nation over the two candidates, Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

People have lost friends over who they have stated they have voted for. It’s all very sad. Once we were a nation that could agree to disagree. We could have a good debate, shake hands, and still respect one another. My heart aches and I pray that something we can take away from this year of 2020 and all that has been thrown at us is that we need each other. No matter what goes on around us, even in the White House, what happens in OUR house matters MOST! That is where the real work happens. Where Americas families are raised. Where we love, where we forgive, where we show compassion, and then take those attributes out into the world and make it a better place.

I saw this quote recently and it sums up everything I’ve been feeling:

I’m sure it’s going to take a while before there is a declared winner. A good friend of ours shared this on his FB page.

“It is also important to remember that the 2000 election was decided by less than 600 votes in Florida and that determination did not take place until December. Al Gore said that it is now resolved and we are going forward. The 1800 election (one of the most bitter ever) wasn’t resolved until February. The 1960 election was so close that a recount could have been triggered. What happened? Richard Nixon said that the American people have spoken and we are going forward with President-elect John Kennedy. We have historical precedence of close elections. This year the results show that the House will be controlled by the Democrats, but with a LOT smaller majority. The Senate is 48 to 48 with some run-offs to take place and the Presidential election is still to be determined. This all tells us that America wants many voices at the table and wants them to actually talk to each other and work together for the good of the country. Washington DC needs to remember that. This election is NOT a mandate for either side. It is a call to find ways of working together for the good of America and not either side’s agenda only. Is Washington listening? I hope so.” — Ken Sorensen

Time will tell. I just pray that not matter who is the President Elect, we will move forward and show the world that we are the UNITED States of America!