Today is my last day at work until November 27th when I come back. The bulletins for the service are printed (I will post the worship aide / liturgy on the wedding blog for those of you who would like a copy sometime between today and Monday), the bread for the Eucharist is ordered (we use some wicked good bread at our church), the receptions are set, food ordered and all. My to-do list is dwindling, the house is clean, the yard is looking pretty darn good.
Yes – 3 days and a wakeup. I find myself on the verge of tears many moments.
I stayed up – instead of getting to bed early like I should right now – last night to watch the returns come in. We had a some huge wins in MN. The independent party did not do as well as I had hope for, but I feel good about the votes that I cast. One of the races I did not get to vote for was Patty Wetterling and Michele Bachmann.
In her victory speech, Michele talked about fighting for marriage and families, and in case you are not familiar with Michelle, she is NOT talking about me. This seems to be one of two of the most significant losses I am feeling. The other is in Wisconsin, my neighbor state and where my sweeties family spends a lot of time, they voted to go ahead with banning same sex marriage.
So – right now, NOW, I will make a choice. I will not dwell on these less than hopeful results. I will lay them down, and take up the hope and promise of a new tomorrow. I will pray for a government who can work together, and one who will listen. I will believe the hope and promise that tomorrow holds. I will let go of the elections and cling to the love that transforms me and has the power to transform our world.
Thank you God. Really.