Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Family involvement in politics
It is about this time every four years that everyone has an opinion about who would be the best next president for our nation. It is even more pronounced in recent election cycles with all of the social media out there. I definitely have my opinion too...but I won't share it in this blog. I encourage each of you to seek the Lord for which candidate He would have you support....and then get involved!
Get involved in local and state politics. We so badly need individuals of high morals and integrity to help lead our states and nation.
Being this time in the election cycle, I thought I would share a few pictures of how we have been involved over the years. Of course, this has, for many years now, been a part of Peter's job. But, we chose that because we wanted to be involved.
We began our life together in Virginia and while there, took the time to soak up all the history and politics that we could. We were able to be at George W Bush's first inauguration. We had no children back then and we stood in the freezing cold misty weather to be there live. Here are a few pictures that I snapped that day...so many years ago.
Love this Texas flag being waved.
Even after having kids, we have stayed involved in politics and campaigns.
Here is a picture of Nathan and Brennan on election day many years ago.
And, here is a picture of our older three kids at one of the many marriage amendment rallies that were a part of our lives for a time.
I don't think that Abby has any memory of this rally:)
Here are a few pictures from the campaign trail a few years later. I wanted our children to be as involved as possible from the start. They may not remember much from those early years but it has been a huge part of shaping who they are becoming.
We did quite a bit of traveling that year speaking all over the state of Arizona...as did many others helping with the campaign. It was a busy season...especially with four little ones and a fifth on the way. But, I wouldn't trade the life learning.
Here are a few other political pictures of our family from more recent years.
Truly, my kids know more about how our government runs than I did at their age...maybe than I did in college:)
Watch for a post coming soon about ways to involve your kids in the election process and use it as a learning experience.