And gawd is it always feels exhilarating. In February Buzzer (a.k.a. the Hubs) and I each spent four hours in line just to vote for our girl Hillary in the primary. Four hours. It really sucked, but still was so worth doing and felt really incredible to be a part of something that made people turn out in record numbers.
This year we had talked about doing a mail-in ballot, but we are a battle ground state this year and we didn’t want our absentee ballots to be counted weeks after November 4th. Fortunately, or so you would think, we are in a state that is offering early voting.
Polling places around our county are open October 18 – November 1 for those who would like to vote early. After the experience back in February, we planned to participate in early voting. Honeybee was at school; we dropped off the Dani at preschool, packed up the Jooch and hit the polling place ½ an hour after it opened. Still, the line was incredibly long and parking was very scarce.
Two hours and a good sunburn later (who knew you should pack sunblock to vote), we were able to cast our ballot for the first black President of the United States. My black daughter is never going to be able to remember a time when black men were not welcome in the White House.
It’s such a relief to think about having a nice guy in the White House. It gives me hope for my children and their future, which is something I haven’t had the luxury of enjoying since they were born.
It is a new dawn people; you don’t want to miss it. Get out there and vote!