(This blog is the fifth in the series about “Countdowns” as I count down to Amanda’s moving out and count down to the Celebration Concert.)
Ahh – Election Day!
We started the day off with a visit to Amanda’s case worker. After signing the usual yearly forms, we talked about Amanda’s apartment and staffing. Amanda spoke very excitedly about her apartment to the case worker. I hope the enthusiasm continues up to moving day (9 more days) and beyond!
After our meeting, I drove past the place where we must vote with the thought that if it looked too crowded, we’d come back later. The parking lot was full, but people were not standing in line out the door, so we parked and went in. Three precincts were all voting in this one building, and there was a line, but the workers were very efficient and I believe we voted and were out of there within fifteen minutes. Not bad.
I remember my first and only campaign. Good ‘ole elementary school student council! I am not even sure what grade I was in – probably 5th or 6th – the top two grades at my school. Sadly, I can’t even remember if I was running for president, vice-president, treasurer, or secretary, but I ran. If elected, I was clueless as to what my expected duties were. But it seemed like a cool thing to do – I mean you got to come up with a campaign slogan and make cool signs with your name on them!
My signs and slogan were clunkers. What could I do with the first name ‘Laurel’ and the last name ‘Rausch??’ Nothing rhymes with either one of them! They aren’t snappy names like: “Chasin’ Billy Mason for President” or “Make your vote stick with Mike Wick” or “Don’t tarry vote for Mary.” My dad suggested the slogan “Vote for the 4 R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmatic, and Rausch.” I didn’t get elected. I didn’t care! But I got to make a couple of neat posters!
So how would you like to run for a position where you had to like – no – love everybody? And then, you had to pay for all their debts. And sins. God did that only he didn’t need to get elected – he volunteered for the job! Unlike some politicians who promise us everything and give us nothing but lies, God gives us the truth and is true to His word.
Just 12 days to the Celebration Concert and here’s song number 5: “Glorious Day.” Celebration has sung it before – Billy Putz makes the ladies swoon with his solo! Susan helps at the duet part! The refrain goes like this: “Living He loved me; Dying He saved me; Buried He carried my sins far away; Rising, He justified freely forever; One day He’s coming- O glorious day!”
Oh how I hope that I wake up tomorrow to a glorious day – and my presidential choice is the winner! 😉 I bet you are thinking the same thing. I hope you have the right guy in mind – like me! One of those candidates won’t be singing in the morning.
O glorious day.