Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Hanging Heads

When I walked towards the stadium where Brayden was to play his football game on Sunday, two other teams were walking out. They had just played their play-off game, and I found myself wondering if I could tell who won based entirely on body language. The blue team didn't give much away, there weren't a ton of smiles, they were just chatting with their parents or each other, but almost every single red player had his head hung down. They walked as if defeated. I never did verify my guesses, but it seemed pretty obvious.

It got me wondering if I would be able to detect who's a republican and who's a democrat based on body language today. I know this election meant a whole lot to a whole lot of people and I imagine there will be some on Cloud Nine today and others very stressed out. I have to say that I'm very pleased that the passions surrounding this election brought record numbers to the polls. This country can't afford to be apathetic, and having an election where people cared says something about the strength of our country.

I'm also very pleased that the ads will stop, the conspiracy theories and investigations will be a little less outspoken. Perhaps in this very left-leaning community, there might even be less negativism in the letters to the editor as much of the decision-making in D.C. will be made by Democrats!


Anonymous said...

So nicely said Stephanie!

While I feel like hanging my head (and my hubby can barely keep his nose off the ground) I know that God is really in control and as individuals we have to turn to him.

Stephietoo said...

A friend of mine put it perfectly this morning: "Our Leader hasn't changed from yesterday, last year, next year, or ever; God is still in control." Oh how that made me smile.

Thanks for taking Bogey for the evening as I am enjoying a budget committee/board meeting. I appreciate you willing to take him home too. If I get off earlier than 8:00, I will call you and stop by and pick him up. Otherwise, you can either throw him in the back yard with his bark collar on, or you can toss him in his crate in my bedroom. If you chose the crate option, please remove his collar. Thanks again, and I love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Agree 100% with all your sentiments and the positive of at least people being engaged in the process this time.

This morning as I listend to Christian radio stations I hear echoes of what stephitoo said, and thought, what other cultural group facing a defeat like this would immediately turn around and say, 'Let's all remember to respect our leaders and pray for them every day'? I think that's a pretty mature response.

That said, can we please do away with the electoral college????

Anonymous said...

p.s. That's not to say all Christians thought McCain should win...I don't want to offend Jodi or anyone else with that comment.

Growin' with it! said...

well said stephanie!