Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day

This morning when Katy woke up, we were busy trying to arrange her medical care and she was trying to decide how to go vote. Paul and I said we wouldn’t discourage her when she talked about it so we would just go along with her and hoped she would make it out of bed today.

About 3PM she said, “I am going in the strength that I have to cast my vote.” I couldn’t believe it. There she was up and getting ready. With her fever and shivers I thought she would change her mind when she went out into the damp chilly weather, but she was unstoppable! I took the camera. It just wouldn’t be right for a political science student to stay in bed on voting day! Who needs platelets to vote anyway?

After we got home and she was drinking a cup of tea she said, “I don’t know mom, maybe it’s because I came from another country to live here but I am so grateful for the things this country has given me.” She’s one of the recipients of the goodness of this country, and it pleases her to use her citizenship to do her part.

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  1. Trisha Ferris Says:

    What a beautiful voter you are. Thank you for reminding us all of the preciousness of our freedons.

  2. David and Lizi Says:

    KATY, Way to go! We are so proud of you. We are continuing to pray and praise our Lord that you are able to confuse the wise! You and your wonderful family are truly amazing. We love your sense of humor.
    All for His glory!
    Love, David and Lizi

  3. Jennifer :-) Says:

    Katy, you are somethin’ else. :-D I am so amazed!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

    Love you,

  4. Chris Griffith Says:


    I’m glad to hear you made it out today. Great job!

    I got up at the crack of dawn and voted this morning. Maybe you can identify with my frustration. At 6:00AM trying to understand those “other two” amendments was quite a chore. I felt simultaneously as though it was too late and too early! (By the way, I voted Yes to all three!) I hope I did the right thing.

    Your friend,

  5. Sarah Meador Says:

    What a treat to see pics of you, dear!! You look beautiful as always. :-) Isn’t it such a privilage to be able to give back to this our dear country a small portion of what it has given to us especially, meaning, a home and a life full of blessings. God bless America! What an encouragement you are!

    Much love,

  6. Jess Lankford Says:

    Katy Lady!
    You are an encouragement to us! Thanks for the reminder that our freedoms are so precious! You looked great in your pictures!! :)


  7. Jess Lankford Says:

    Oh - and I forgot to tell you - Noah has started to pretend to be Ellie! He has developed quite a cute imagniation and being Ellie is his favorite pretend game right now….PB showed us how to put a treat on her nose and let her try to flip it into her mouth…Noah loves to try to balance block on his nose and flip in the air like she did! It totally cracks me up! He also ’sits’ and ‘lays down’ and ‘fetches’ rather nicely! *GRIN*

  8. Anne Poler Says:

    What an example you are to all of us. I’ve heard lots of excuses for not voting–too busy, don’t like any of the candidates, too cold, too hot, what difference could I make–and here you are, not feeling well and at the polling place any way. Thank you!!!

    PS You looked great in the photos!

  9. Karen Tillman Says:


    I am so glad that you were able to get out and vote, and you weren’t the only one with the shivers who got out of bed to vote!!! GRIN I have a friend here in Greensboro who is having problems with her hemoglobin, and she was admitted to the hospital today for an iron infusion. Bless her heart she has been shivering for several days now, and our prayer is that this will get her blood count up, and that there is nothing serious wrong. Anyway, Tommy and I picked her up from the hospital tonight at 6:45 and she took her walker, her coat pulled around her, and went to vote. She is very devoted to this country as am I. And yes, I am with you. It is important to vote!!!! As for everything else that is going on with you right now, I am still praying and hoping that you will soon get better, and stay well for a long long time. Anyway, I am very tired tonight, and I know you understand that my dear, so let me say good night and many warm sweet dreams!!!
    God Bless You Always
    Karen Tillman Regional Coordinator Mid Atlantic USA
    Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network Inc
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  10. Aleah Yunger Says:

    Katy, you ROCK! Glad to see you were able to get out to the polls ~ with things so close, it surely will make the difference! I stayed up way too late watching results last night - oh well, I like knowing what happened :)
    Praying for you ~ so glad you didn’t let anything stop you from making your voice heard. Hoping today is a good day!

  11. April Lang Says:

    I agreee with Aleah YOU ROCK!!! :-D

    Love you so much!

    Ya Sis,
    April :-)

  12. Hancocks Says:

    WOW KATY!!! We are thrilled that you were able to get and out! You look GREAT!!! We are continuing to pray for you every day.
    The Hancocks

  13. LInda Burk Says:

    Katie has such a beautiful smile…did she wear braces on those perfect teeth???
    What a joy to see Katie voting…go girl………yes this country is great…and we are lucky to have Katie here to celebarte in another free election..God bless all the family..love, Linda

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