Obviously, we are all fully aware that today is Election Day. For months now we have been reading politically charged Facebook rants and our televisions have been inundated with political commercials and debates.

I don’t want to discuss my personal political views on this blog. We write here as a group and I don’t necessarily feel that my personal opinions should ever be mistaken for being the groups.

Having said that, tonight we will find out who will lead our nation for the next 4 years. I have been praying about this for months. Praying that Gods will would be done and trusting in his guidance not only as I decided who I would be voting for, but praying for the future of our country.

For those of you who know me fairly well, it’s no secret which candidate I support. I would like to say, however, that regardless of which man is elected tonight, I am thankful for him and the sacrifices he will and has made for this country.

I am thankful to live in such a beautiful nation filled with great opportunity. I know it may not always feel hopeful, but I believe it’s our responsibility as Americans to understand how very fortunate we are. I have witnessed first-hand, great success being born from hard work and perseverance. We are one of the only nations where we have the power to build something from nothing, all while having the freedom to speak our minds publicly, worship whatever god we choose, love freely, and even select our own leaders. We live in a land of opportunity and the uglier other regions of the world get, the more fortunate I feel.

Tonight after the results are announced, I will pray for our elected president, that he may lead our nation to be better and stronger.
Regardless of your political affiliation, I think we can all agree that we want what’s best for ourselves, our family, our children and our country.  So, the next time you find yourself annoyed with someone’s views or their political rants, try to remind yourself that this is what makes America so wonderful.

Not all are as fortunate.