Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Happy election day everyone!!! Let YOUR VOICE be heard!!!!

I am so excited that this day is here, as I know many of you are as well! I am sure that this day will provide many ups and downs, twists and turns and surprises for us all, but hopefully, we will all be okay with whatever decision the American people make at the end of the day.

So we are officially moved out of Georgia! It was an exhausting few days going back to Dudley by myself with two dogs and two small children, but overall things went smooth. I give an incredible thanks to my dear friends, Alice and Ruby who in the eleventh hour provided an amazing show of support by taking my two cranky and bored children out for a fun evening of trick or treating and dinner. Their lending a helping hand in my final GA hours was a true testament to their incredible friendship. I am so thankful for them and for their presence in my life!

Although the days are still filled with last minute details and phone calls in preparation for the upcoming closings of our old house and the new one as well, we are managing and trying our best to take advantage of living someplace so cool! Pete is still traveling and will be back on friday! I had such a wonderful day with my two little ones on Sunday. We attended our new Catholic Church in Lexington and met lots of wonderful people. Afterward, we made a special stop at the coolest little donut place and explored our new hometown before heading a half hour away back to our apartment in Elgin.

One of the aspects of life I missed so much living in Dudley was the absence of diversity and different culture. So isn't it interesting that on one side of our apartment lives a young Indian couple and on the other side a woman who just moved here from Germany! The Indian couple had their first baby last week and I am so happy that I was able to be here and befriend them during such an amazing time in their lives. In addition, the young woman's parents are here visiting from India for a few months, so I am really getting a fair share of culture! In fact, tonight we are making a potluck dinner. I am making and bringing my first Indian dish- Rice Biryani. Wish me luck!

So today, on such an important and historic day for our country, I am thankful for the tremendous diversity and freedom we are able to celebrate. Whether it be in celebration of the first black president or the first female vice-president, we need to honor the fact that we live in a country that first exposes us to such growth, and second allows us to expand that growth with our freedom to choose. Go and let your voice be heard and encourage everyone you know to do the same today!!!!