When I committed to blogging every day in November, I never imagined that the election would turn out like this.

I don’t really want to blog about it.

But, at the same time, on this day after the election, blogging about anything else feels wrong.

So I’ll return to blogging about something else tomorrow.

When I’m less tired. Though I know tomorrow nothing will have changed. The results will still be the same.

But I need one day to process. One day to look at my kids and remember all of the good choices I am trying to make. To remember that it is my job to raise them into good human beings. To remember that sometimes hope is hard, but not impossible. To remember that sometimes love is hard, but not impossible. To remember that the bad things do not define us. To remember that Americans can rise above. To remember that I trust in God, who is ultimately in control. To remember that the outcome of this election doesn’t change who I am and what I believe. To remember that I’m not perfect, but I am trying my best and so is everybody else I know.

Let me do better. Let me be better. Let me listen more. Let me love more. These are the things that are now in my control.

If you are my friend, I hear you. I have seen your Facebook posts and heard your comments and I hear you. I don’t know what to say, but I hear you. And I want to listen because I don’t know what it’s like to be you. I want to listen because that is the only way we are going to get through this. So I apologize if my silence makes it seem like I don’t care. I do care. I am doing my best and it will never be enough, but it’s what I have to offer you.

Blog closed for today. See you tomorrow.

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