Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July and stuff!

Dear Readers!

Happy 4th of July!! I hope you have some exciting activities planed for tomorrow. I have some family BBQ plans that are not set in stone, I am so last minute, but that is because my aunt and uncle are coming in from Alabama today!!! They should be here sometime today maybe... They don't believe in cell phones, and I could and have plans for blogging about that. So I may not be around some next week, kinda like yesterday when I had an emotional break down. Everything is fine now, just lots of stuff happened and piled up all at once and when you get up at 5 AM its hard to deal with them. But anyhoo I wanted to share some thoughts on the 4th of July and what it means to me.






I love the above pic, its something I look at often. Why because it has many things I love it in. I love Alabama and their sports program. (IE ROLL TIDE ROLL), I love my cousin, Donnie, he is number one in the bottom left. And I love our soldiers fighting for mine, my family, and YOUR freedom. How Lucky we are to be protected by such a fine group of men and women. If you know my cousin you are super lucky! I have known him all my life and honestly I can not even say anything negative about him, ever. He would do anything for you and does! He is caring, honest, smart, funny, just your all around good guy. ( don't worry this is not going to end up with him dying.. He is alive and well I talked to him this morning.) I just wanted to let my readers know that soldiers are REAL people fighting for REAL things. We may not support the reasons for the war, but we should always support our soldiers for all that they give up and do for us. I have always thought it is a HORRIBLE shame that we glorify "celebrities" in our society to the point that they make millions of dollars and become whores we hate. When we should glorify our soldiers, teachers, and civil servant and give them the same amount of money. I think its a whole heck of a lot harder to be those things then some fame whore. Why do we do that as a society?? I don't know its pretty sad of us.

But on this 4th of July Holiday I hope we all stop and think of all the things that have brought us to the point we are at now. The fact that we can go out have a hot dog and shoot some fireworks, seems so simple, but in reality its a luxury. I am so grateful that I live here in this great country when I can do all the things I want and not worry about my safety, for the most part. I am lucky that I don't have to worry about suicide bombers at Costco or that I can go there with out my husband, or covered in black head to toe. I think we take those things for granted, but I think about them often and how lucky I am. I also and grateful that I get to vote and speak out about things I don't like on my blog and in person. I am blessed. I get to do all these things and more because of soldiers. Yes, you may hate things but at least you are not stoned to death for telling people all about it. Nobody is going to come into your home in the middle of the night and beat, rape, and kill your family because you don't like Obama. But in some places that happens daily. =( So Yes our country has some problems MAJOR problems that could and will have effects us and our dealings with the world. So lets all pray this weekend for a two things, a prayer of thanksgiving for all that we have and the people that have given it to us. And for our leaders of the country and world that they will be able to make the best decisions for the greater good, so that more people can have the freedoms they want and deserve.

Thankfully,

Leah

3 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I don't know what to say! This is so touching and sweet. I wasn't expecting that from you.

Jordan said...

So sorry to hear you had a break down! More details to follow?
I too am grateful for this wonderful country and those who fight to protect our freedom! God bless America!
Look at you, you're adding pictures now!

Kerri said...

Well said.

 
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