I couldn't sleep last night. I kept checking Nate's phone (our internet was out AGAIN) to see if Prop 8 had passed. I kept waking up poor Nate, but for some reason I just couldn't sleep. I just can't believe we won... I mean I can, but at the same time I can't. I know every news article keeps talking about how it's not over and this is going to go to the Supreme Court and all of the other states are going to legalize gay marriage... but can we just enjoy this for a moment? It's a pretty BIG DEAL. I have been so impressed by so many people (my own parents included) and it's nice to see people stand up for the right thing. It's rare.
My mom said she doesn't think the Church will ever be the same in California again. She was talking about how other people view members, but I don't think the members themselves will ever be the same again. I think it's been a long time since so many members were forced to stand up for what they believe in such difficult, lonely, and at times scary circumstances, but I have been impressed over and over again by so many people and the personal sacrifices they made. Not only did everyone stand up for what they believed in, but they did it in a respectful and Christlike way. And people listened. And because of those people, the sanctity of marriage is safe in California (at least for the time being).
I guess what I'm saying is that I better not hear anyone use the term "California Mormon" in a belittling tone ever again :)