Imparting A Life Lesson
I took my son to vote with me today. It was his turn, as I've taken them each one by one the last several elections. There are several reasons I have chosen to do this.
I want him to feel confident the first time he votes, having no reason to be intimated into staying away from the polls.
I want him to understand the process of democracy and feel the weight of its privilege.
I want him to take ownership of his role in his own nation, picking up the responsibility we each carry to invest in our country.
I want him to see that people can use their voices for something other than complaining. They can use them for action.
But there's something else we'll do as a family tonight. We'll be praying for our government this evening before we go to bed.
Because I want him to know who to petition for real change.