Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 4--Making History

In past elections, I was never one of those underage teenagers who had a strong opinion about who should become President. I thought of it as my parents ordeal and I tended to stay out of it (except for the actual polling--I loved marking the dots for my mom when I was a kidling). As this year's election grew nearer, the pressure was on for me to do my research and make an educated decision about which ONE man I believed should lead our country. How does anyone do that? How are we supposed to predict exactly which man will clean up the mess of the last 8 years and provide a solid future for us? I felt the disagreements of the two parties burning as I did my best (as someone who has little to no interest in politics) in making a decision. As I neared my polling place with my Aunt and Logan, I prayed that my final decision was the right decision and I embraced the experience of being a part of this historical election as I voted for my first time.

7 comments:

Mom said...

Welcome to adulthood and the opportunity to vote. Wish I could have been with you, but Auntie is second best!!

xoxo

auntie said...

And Auntie got to "help" fill out the sample ballot! Little Edna, the polling place lady was so happy that a 19 year old was so excited to vote that she waved her arms in the air and said, "yippee!"

MEGHAN said...

and then the other polling place lady questioned me about really being 19....i don't actually look like a 14 yr old do i?!

Manal said...

yes... yes u do

MEGHAN said...

well good! when im 60 i'll only look 55! sucker!

kate said...

hahahah sucker. you're 14!

marybraun said...

Good job Meghan!!