Excited? Relieved? Optimistic? Nervous? Angry?
How Clinton supporters feel this morning is how many of us felt when Barack Obama was elected. Or how many others felt when George Bush was elected.
It's the way our country works.
Not everyone gets a trophy. Not everyone wins.
And it's hard if your guy or gal loses.
But if you ever played athletics, or had a child who did, you know there are those games where there is an underdog...where victory is unlikely...but where a team will scrap and scrape and claw their way to victory.
Of course, we only think those games are great, if we are on the winning team.
Let me be clear...in my opinion, there has been nothing "good" about this campaign, from either side. I'm glad it's over.
The first time a presidential candidate I voted for didn't win, I was not happy. I remember grumbling about it to my Dad.
Being that he grew up as an Air Force brat, was career Air Force himself, and a huge supporter of the military...I felt like he would certainly understand and agree with my frustration.
But my Dad, ever calm, ever steady, ever the voice of reason...told me, "this is the American way. This is what our forefathers wanted...one of the reasons they left their homeland to come to a new land; why many fought and died...for this: our right to choose our leaders, and vote for the ones we prefer. Sometimes we win, and that's great. Sometimes we lose. But when we lose, we suck it up for the good of our country, and work all the harder for next time. As passionate as we feel on certain issues...other people feel just as passionate about the opposing view...and that's great. We might not ever agree with them, but we can agree that we all want to work to have a great country."
And, to that I say: #SKIPLOGANFORPRESIDENT!
(that's my Dad!)
So very thankful to live in the land of the free...and the home of the brave. But my hope is not in any leader...my hope is in the Lord.
"The king’s heart is in the hand of the like channels of water; He turns it wherever He wants." Proverbs 21:1