As I watch election coverage reach a feverish high, I am reminded of how important my role is in making sure I raise my girls to be present, kind and unselfish in their attitudes, so the world takes on two more citizens that give to their community than take with a touch of entitlement. As global citizens of the future, my children are quite involved in this election process. Unable to vote yet, small but mighty in stature, their opinions circle around our dinner time process like burnished leaves with the air of fall, layering its weight in gentle but important formations, so we might sift through them and discuss issues that arise.
Everyone has an opinion. Me, well, I have mine. I’d have to write another post for that.
All I will say is…
We will watch character and integrity very carefully from now on, the past can remain on the periphery, a reminder of what was. The present is very clear, you will hold our country in your hands, decide on how you protect us, its citizens, educate our children, repair all of our fractured domestic aches, and walk with leaders of the world as tough but fair allies. You will empower children, young girls and young women to be unafraid and unapologetic.
A woman’s vote will matter this election and every election to come, a young girl’s will in the future. I’m doing my bit.