Vic Snyder's wife on his withdrawal | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Vic Snyder's wife on his withdrawal

Posted By on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 6:51 PM

This is worth a spot of its own. Blog reader Never Vote Republican pointed us in comments on the open line to a blog post by Betsy Singleton Snyder (shown with the Snyders first child, Penn, in 2006), Vic Snyder's wife, about his decision not to seek re-election this year. It's a touching comment on the pull of young children and their one-year-old triplets (shown above shortly after birth).

Here's the link and a partial quote. For those of you who don't get the Graffiti's quote a reminder here.

As the joys have grown, my husband’s ability to leave his sons has become painful.  I see it in his eyes and hear it in his voice.  Although politics is not always pretty, that’s part of the price of a lively Democracy.  I had prepared myself for his 2010 run, knowing his service and campaign would take up even larger chunks of our family time than the past year, and that it would be a challenging year. But the winds of change had already arrived, not the kind you take with your finger in the air or by reading others’ predictions, but the kind in which you look carefully into your heart and decide that it’s time to do something different in life.  The time when children are young is brief and fleeting, and one can never get it back.

As for me, I was looking forward to getting into the race, which is almost upon us.  I especially was looking forward to a fundraiser at Graffitis.  Instead, maybe we’ll just go have dinner and talk about the kids.


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