Now for the explanation:
Our family has been completely immersed in a political campaign for the past two months.
As I mentioned before in this post, our family has always been politically active. But this campaign was truly special, for many reasons. First, we had a very special candidate. Second, we worked with amazing people. Third, we WON!!!
Back in October Dad received a phone call, or I should say the call. He was told that our State Senate seat was going to open up, and did he know a solid conservative that would run to fill it. In half an hour he had the man and we were gearing up for a truly memorable campaign.
With 9 candidates it was a very crowded race, but Mike Crane stood out as the choice for Christian conservatives. Mr. Crane is a small businessman, homeschool father and one of the finest men I know. It was an honor to campaign for him.
We were the underdog in this race. On November 8th we received 20% and then turned that into 60% by December 6th. How did we do it? By the grace of God!
If there was one thing that was evident in this campaign it was that "God rules in the affairs of men". The Lord brought the right team together, provided for all of the campaigns needs and amazed us at every turn.
As for the team, they were fantastic! Because of who Mr. Crane is, the people that were drawn to him and his campaign were very like minded. On the first morning of our door-to-door team Mr. Crane asked who was homeschooled, every hand went up. My kind of crowd!
One side effect of this is that I have slipped into what we call "campaign mode".
These are the signs of "campaign mode":
4 hours of sleep a night tops!
Non-stop Blackberry use
Fast food meals
Campaign paraphernalia everywhere
Exhaustion and exhilaration at the same time
I will write more about the campaign later, but let's just say memories and friendships were made that will last a lifetime.
So what's next? Well I am going to try to get out of "campaign mode" and in the Christmas spirit. That of course means, shopping, decorating and baking. Catch up on past posts, and update this blog with new content. And SLEEP!!!