Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

My husband's favorite toy..the UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter. This is what he flies for the US Army.

Happy 4th of July!!!! This is one of my favorite holidays, for MANY reasons. But here are a few...

1. It's summer! I LOVE SUMMER! I's hot, sticky, the sun blazes. But I would rather that than the dead cold of winter!

2. It's fun! Hello!?!? Fireworks! Snocones! Cookouts! All of my favorite two part words right there in one holiday!

3. It's patriotic. As the wife of a US Soldier, daughter-in-law of a US Marine, granddaughter of a US Soldier, and granddaughter of a US Marine, it makes me proud that this day, we take a moment to celebrate our freedom and the men and women who fight and sometimes die for that freedom. I think sometimes we, as American's, take for granted the freedoms and liberties afforded to us, and the cost of those freedoms and liberties. My husband has served in Bosnia and Iraq. My father-in-law served in Desert Storm and Bosnia. My grandfathers both served in WWII. They, and the millions like them who, throughout this nation's history, have fought to preserve the ideals that this country was founded upon, are the ones that I choose to remember this weekend.

So as you go out and have your barbecues and fireworks and parties, please remember to take a moment and ask God to bless our troops and their families, because it is they who risk it all to give you that freedom.

And if you are as lucky as I am, to know or even be married or related to a man or woman serving in our military, don't forget to tell them how much you love them. And don't waste one moment that you have with them.

Happy 4th of July, and God Bless America!!!