Enjoy a wonderful post by Laura Ebke on the occasion of concluding her campaign for the 32nd District legislative seat in 2014.
One last thing before I go to bed, knowing that tomorrow at this time, this will all be over...
Many of you have said that you were praying for me during this effort. I appreciate that more than I can express. There have been rough times in the last few weeks, when I felt that the substantive campaign that both sides were running had run off the rails. There were times when--although it's part of the political game, and I knew that going in--that I'd felt kind of beat up.
Your prayers have helped to sustain me, and to encourage me.
For those of you who pray, I'm going to ask for your prayers one more time--tonight, and through the day tomorrow. Not for me (although I certainly appreciate it), but for my family, who has been put through the ringer, especially in recent weeks. My parents, and my mother-in-law, in addition to numerous other relatives, have seen the "hit pieces." My kids have seen and heard us talking about them--after spending a summer doing fun things on the campaign trail, they've now seen their mom beat up with mail pieces that distorted the truth, and robocalls that called her a liar.
Whatever happens tomorrow, they're going to have to face their classmates and teachers on Wednesday morning at school. I hope that they'll be led to deal with the results with humility and dignity--and that their mom is able to do the same.