Today after our workout at the gym Nicolas and I headed to the polls to vote. As we were leaving the gym Nicolas was telling everyone he was going to vote! It was pretty funny. I am ashamed to admit this was the first time I have ever voted. I don't know why I've never voted, but with the hot issue of Proposition 8 I new I needed to support traditional marriage and vote. I also want to show my kids how important it is to support our country and exercise our right to vote. We have done our best to support Prop 8 by donating our time and money and putting a sign up in our yard, I am just praying that it passes, I can't imagine what will happen if it doesn't. I can't believe that signs were stolen from peoples yards and two people in our stake were deliberately ran over as they were waving Yes on 8 signs. Its so sad to see that people can have such hatred in their hearts! Last night for FHE we decided to explain to Kaden the importance of passing Prop 8. We discussed how God created the earth and man, and that he created a woman for Adam. We then explained what people are trying to do to marriage and how we feel about it. We didn't really want to teach our 7 year old about homosexuality but decided with all that's on TV and with everyone talking about it that it was important that we taught him what we believe and what we feel is right.
Kaden came home with a sticker that said "I voted". I guess they voted in class today, Jorge and I thought that was pretty interesting. He was excited that McCain won, which is who he voted for. He said he wished they could of voted for Prop 8 because he thinks it is really important that it passes.
Nicolas was so excited to "vote", he even got his "I voted" sticker and was proud to wear it.
Nicolas and I showing off our "I voted" stickers.(Excuse the lovely post gym look!)