Happy Birthday, America

The home of the brave, the land of the free.  I love my country.  

We are pretty patriotic around here.  My grandfather, father and husband all served our country in the  U.S. Army, and I am so proud of them for that.  I’m also reminded of the many men & women who are still sacrificing their time, relationships, and their very lives so that I can be free.  So that my children can be free.  For them, I am also eternally grateful.

Sometimes I worry about the direction this country is headed, and it is in those times that I am thankful that I have a God that is in control of all things.  And in spite of my concerns, I am incredibly blessed to have been born into this great country.  On this day, the day that we celebrate the anniversary of our Independence, my national pride swells.  My prayers are lifted more than ever for our leaders, our soldiers, our people and I look squarely into the face of our flag giving thanks once again for my freedom.

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~ by jenevangelista on July 4, 2009.

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