Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The 45th President - Here We Roll

 I've seen so many fights via social media about the Presidential election. I've seen all out hate spewing from people's mouths and witnessed friendships crumbling due to opinions. This is why I steer away from sharing my opinions online. I was never good at debate anyway. That said, I want to put in writing this day in history for my future children. This is the first President Walker will know. I remember knowing of Ronald Reagan and learning about him. I remember being in first grade when Dukakis and Bush ran against one another. No matter who was elected this term, they made history. Hillary Clinton could be the first woman President or Donald Trump could be the first President without military or political experience.

Walker and I voted yesterday morning then we played at the dog park. Easy as pie. I was actually more interested on some things on the state ballot. I'm a Texan in my heart and in my mind, but on paper I am in Nevada so I had to care about some of these issues. In fact, I've never been very political and didn't even want to vote. I visited my folks last month and my stepmom insisted we have this right so we needed to vote. At first, Nick and I weren't too into election coverage, but it started to grab ahold of us. Truthfully I did not think Donald Trump had a chance against Clinton because it seemed the world already had her office ready to go. The numbers kept rolling in and Trump's numbers went higher and higher. We decided about 11 PM it was time for bed because this thing wasn't going to end. My phone alerts from news stations I follow kept pinging as we tried to sleep. Sometime in the night I awoke and saw it was official that Donald Trump was President.

I have friends from every walk of life. I have friends and family even with different viewpoints. Some are vocal, some are not. I was proud in a sense that as people we surround ourselves with many different personalities. To me this is America. The freedom to be who we are and the freedom to love each other as a whole. Putting all opinions aside, love has to be at the middle of us as a whole. I don't know the future and I can only pray the future is good for my family. I can only pray good people get good things in this life. We roll out four years to a new leader today. This person inherits millions of Americans. Our lives, our loves, our journeys. Here we roll.

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