Let Freedom Ring
|Alexandria at her first fire works show last month.|
As I have gotten older and after having a kid this day has become more important to me. When I was living at home it meant hanging out with family, stuffing my face with burgers and sweets, and watching the fireworks on that hill. Now, each year I always wonder what my life would be like if it wasn't for the freedom we have in this country. What kind of life would my child have? I think of all of the men and woman who have fought and died for this freedom I think of their families of soldiers who have died and how they must mourn their loss on days like today, but also how they must hold their heads up in pride because their loss was not in vain. And the police officers, firefighters, EMS workers and their families who most likely are spending today alone because their spouse doesn't get holidays off. It is on days like today I marvel at the fact that I can get in my car, take my family to a restaurant to eat and then come home and relax with my computer, typing this blog without censoring what I write. On Sunday I will go to church and hear about the good news of Jesus Christ and unlike so many Christ followers around the world, I don't have to worry that the government will come and arrest us.
Freedom gets me excited. Freedom makes me happy. I LOVE freedom (if you couldn't tell).
Every 4th of July I pull out my red, white and blue to wear because it stands for freedom. I really don't care how cheesy or patriotic I look. (And it is much for fun with a 2 year old that you can dress up).
|It also helps when you show up at a friend's house and they have done the same to their kid.|
When I think of my little girl growing up in a free country, it brings tears to my eyes. As a country we have come so far when it comes to women's rights and rights for people who are different from us. And now my daughter can be anything she wants to be. There is nothing that she can't do (regardless of what her dad says). Who knows, you be calling her Ms. President one day.
|She has my vote!|
Why are you thankful for freedom?