Dear Jeremy and Zachary,
I got home from voting a few minutes ago. Your Dad voted early this morning, and as he was leaving for work this morning, I told him how excited I was to go and cast my ballot. He agreed that it is exhilarating...I believe his exact words were "Democracy Rocks!".
I have spent more time reading and researching the candidates in this presidential election than I have ever before. This is my first presidential election since becoming a mother, and more than anything else, I was thinking about you two. The way I vote now doesn't just affect me, it affects you!
I felt so proud casting my ballot this morning, and the two of you were in the forefront of my mind. When I got back out to my car, I sat for a moment and wept. I was overwhelmed by what a blessing it is to live in a country where I have a voice and my vote really matters. I hope that in some small way, my vote today will help ensure a bright future for you, my sons!