really, let’s not talk about it

The most emotionally charged election season of our generation (maybe several generations) ended last night.

Many of you are thrilled, I know. But please understand some of us are deeply saddened.

I’ve never written anything political on Facebook on this blog or even Instagram except to say Let’s not talk about it. 

My avoidance of politics isn’t because I don’t care, it’s because I care too much. And this time around, I’m so worried, frustrated (and I just typed out all my reasons and deleted them) and just plain sad, I need to walk away from your celebrations. My family will be fine; but I worry many many families will suffer.

I too, will pray for the President.

November 5, 2012
November 11, 2012



  1. shannon

    November 7, 2012

    Well said. You have expressed the thoughts I was unable to. Thank you.

  2. Cheryl

    November 8, 2012

    Thank you!

  3. Jeanelle

    November 8, 2012

    Be glad you live where you live and not where I live…that’s all I will say. xoxo

  4. jen

    November 8, 2012

    it’s been a really vicious election season and i’m just thankful beyond words that it is over.

  5. Chocolate on my Cranium

    November 8, 2012


  6. Linn

    November 8, 2012

    Amen friend.

  7. Grandma Honey

    November 8, 2012

    I completely agree. I couldn’t find the words,but you did for me.

  8. Tracy

    November 8, 2012

    Love you forever. I think my husband is ready to move to Utah. :0 xoxo

  9. Kerri

    November 8, 2012

    I’m grateful that this election is over, too. I think politics is a necessary evil, but the evil part of it really seems to grow every election. I am sorry that the outcome is not what you hoped and that you have any extra stress in your life. Love to you.

  10. Jess

    November 8, 2012

    I am with you, my friend. I am deeply disturbed and saddened by the comments and lack of respect on the interwebs. I don’t understand it. I’m not sure I ever will. I feel that I should mention that this feeling is not just because Romney lost. I felt this before election day even rolled around. I hoped it would end. It has not. Though I know it helped that I got off facebook before it got really, really ugly.

    I am trying to redirect my worry and sadness with prayers of peace.

  11. Tiffanie

    November 8, 2012

    Very well said. I feel the same. I couldn’t sleep at all the first night. I am still shaken.

  12. World's Sexiest Man

    November 9, 2012

    I wept like a child when the election results came in, then again when I read this post. Reality is more than I can bear.

  13. Jenny Hatch

    November 19, 2012

    I have read every word on this blog. I read you for a couple months and then one day went back and read the whole back story.

    You are my favorite Mom Blogger.

    Since the election I have decided I can no longer blog, facebook, twitter or engage in political discussions online. I have been a part of several chat rooms where I was banned when I spoke my truth. Please note, I NEVER personally attacked anyone, I only attacked and dismantled leftism, but those I engaged in political discussions were so enraged by my words, I believe they would have attacked me if we had been in the same room.

    I appreciate your wisdom to not engage and simply mourn the election.

    Like you I ache for the innocent and unprepared in our midst who have little ones to feed and clothe who are completely ill equiped to provide the basics, and will experience real hunger and poverty when it all comes crashing down.

    I have typed until my fingers bled; passionate posts, articles, columns, and created pod casts, videos, interviewed activists and organized political events.

    I feel quite defeated and even reconciled.

    On the night of the election I tweeted this:

    Thanks for your words Michelle, we find out on wednesday when and where my oldest son will serve his mission. Thanks for your eternal view, your fierce faith, and your exceptional example of mothering.

    You have helped me so much these past few months since I discovered your blog.

    From a Mormon Mommy Blogger who did blog about politics, to the discomfort of all within my sphere…

    (who is enjoying retirement)

    Jenny Hatch

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