Day 5: I am grateful to live in America! I love this country and still believe in the possibility of the American dream. Tomorrow is an important day for our country as we will ultimately choose a new path for our country or accept what our Nation has become. I am so thankful we have the right to choose our next leader. Over the past 4 years, I have witnessed so many friends and loved ones lose their jobs. My husband lost his job as a railroad engineer just 1 week ago due to decreased coal production in Southeastern Kentucky. He will have other opportunities to relocate within the company, but that means leaving our home and our families. Even if you do not support the coal industry, please think of the other businesses and careers that are being destroyed in this part of the country. Coal miners are not the only people losing their jobs. I have seen clothing stores, restaurants, gift shops, clinics, funeral homes and many other businesses either close or drastically decrease employees during the past 4 years. Our communities are literally dying. Please, exercise your right to vote tomorrow and save our country.
I am a family nurse practitioner, living and working in rural Southeastern Kentucky. In May of 2006, I married my best friend. He makes me laugh everyday and reminds me to not take life so seriously. I love living in Kentucky, enjoying four seasons, southern cuisine, sweet tea, and SEC football/basketball. I am a strong supporter of the coal industry, which helped build Southeastern Kentucky. I am very interested in politics, current events, finance/investment, and celebrity gossip. I also love anything involving water, beaches, sun, and Jimmy Buffett. Prior to meeting my husband, I often said I was looking for a 65 year old, retired man with a sailboat, who could play guitar. However, I am completely content to have a 34 year old husband with a houseboat. I thank God everyday for a wonderful life.