I began the day at 3:30A with a conversation that made me cry. Throughout the early morning I could barely breathe because I was panic stricken. At one point today, it seemed that voting was not necessary, much less a priority.
As my husband and I made the treacherous descent from Hippy Hill, it occurred to me that my life was once again changing in ways that I had never seriously envisioned. I did the things I had to. I took notes along the way. We talked. We took care of business. I managed to find 5 minutes to run in to cast my vote for President Obama.
The day ended with another tearful conversation, discussing a plan that we hope never to implement. We turned on the bedroom television and snuggled under the fuzzy flannel sheets. My husband fell asleep. I watched the returns come in.
As President Obama was declared the winner of this election, I was overjoyed by an epiphenomenon. All is not lost. The Affordable Care Act/ObamaCare is in place. We are moving forward to a future allowing HOPE.