One of the hidden little gems of this political season has been the blog of Ali Edwards -- wife of candidate Chris Edwards... er, Representative-elect Chris Edwards.
Most of the time, her blog focuses on her family and her work -- helping folks capture memories through scrapbooking. She gets thousands of readers every day (and three times the comments of our little blue blog here.)
As it turns out, blogging is a pretty good way to capture memories, too. Ali blogged her way through election day - and we've been remiss in not sharing that stuff with you.
First, there was the anticipation of the morning.
Our lives will change today. One of the most amazing things I am facing right now is that, regardless of the outcome, our lives will be changed today in a big way. How often do you really know that your life will change? ... I am anxious. I am excited. I am trying to keep it all in perspective and know that whatever happens it will be for something good.
So what's happening right now? It is 8:30am and Chris is out waving signs in the pouring (seriously pouring) rain in one area of our community. After that he will be back on the phones encouraging last minute voters to turn in their ballots.
Then, several posts throughout the evening with election results - and hundreds of comments.
And finally, this one - Wednesday morning - along with some great photos:
Wow. Wow. Wow. That's all I can say.
Amazing. Wonderful. Awesome. Ok, there's a couple more words.
Thank you for all the kind & enthusiastic comments and well wishes.
This is such a huge deal. Being a political newcomer and beating an incumbent is really tough. Chris worked so very long and hard for this with the support of such an amazing staff - I am so proud of him and all the people who helped make this a reality. And I am even more excited about the work that he will be beginning now - such an amazing opportunity to do good.
Today we are taking a deep breath. We are celebrating. We are planning. We are smiling.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.