I voted today. I didn’t “hold my nose and vote” or “pick the lesser of two evils”. I certainly didn’t cast my precious vote for a candidate who realistically has no chance of winning this election. My kids deserve better than that.
I respected the system that we have and considered the two candidates that the people have chosen to represent our two parties. I voted for the candidate whose ideas and plans more closely align to what I think is important. I voted for the candidate I trust to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court with the possibility of more to come. I voted because I care about my kids’ futures. They deserve the best.
My kids have had a challenging time, though less difficult than some but more so than many. They face their future without their dad. I want everything in the world for them especially a life as free from worry and full of joy as possible. I read something this week that really hit home for me. It was written by a woman who has been widowed for some time.
“I wish you knew how badly I will always hurt for our kids. It never goes away; it’s a forever part of who I am.” One Fit Widow
So for my part, I try to provide them with experiences and opportunities to enrich their lives. I try to support them in all that they do. I pray that their lives will be full and rich. And I vote.