There sure are a lot of worried mamas out there.
So many mamas fretting for their children. Mamas fearing what the current election will bring and how it will change their babies' world.
There is worrying on all sides of the fence. Red and blue and independent mamas are crying real tears - dreading “what ifs.”
We wait to hear election results and my Facebook feed is filled with you, dear mamas. Mamas having panic attacks. Mamas cuddling kittens and eating ice cream to distract themselves. Mamas unfriending each other and being angry about people unfriending each other.
I want to hug all of you. I want to say, “Yes, things will be hard. That is how the future is. It always brings some pain, no matter who our leaders are. But it brings joy too. So much joy, sweet mamas. Look at those worried faces looking up at you."
Because really tonight I am thinking most about the children. All of your beautiful God-given gifts. They see you worrying. They hear the discussions around the dinner table. When you are scared, they are scared too.
If you are walking with Jesus, you know Who is really in charge. You know that no crazy politics can dethrone Him.
He has you on His mind, and He has eternity as your plan. He loves those little people in your house far more than you ever can.
So for those babies, wipe your tears and bake cookies. Read stories and sing songs. Find the beautiful things. Look for them, even if it takes a while. I promise they are there.
I took my baby to vote today. His very first vote in a Federal election. I really didn’t envision it this way when he made these seven-year-old election reform suggestions. But here we are.
He has a say in his country. He may not like his choices, and I may not like mine, but I am thankful we have the privilege of having a part to play.
It was a gray dripping day. The flowers in the front yard were still lovely. The kitten was still curious. The world was still beautiful.
If you are passionate about politics and want to get involved to make a difference, please please do. We need you.
And if all you feel right now is overwhelmed, just love the people right in front of you. The biggest most beautiful change you can make in the world is to really love the people right in front of you.
So on this election night, as we await the news of who will be the next President of the United States, I come back to what I remind myself of over and over: