Wednesday, July 04, 2007

FREEDOM

My friend Audra who is in Iraq sent out her monthly email this morning. As I did not want to face a day where we would hear all about the military and America (yes, me). I am bitter because of my situation, but then I received Audra's email. As I cried over things she talked about, pilots who have risked their lives to save others- the way the war has changed her and how much she believes in what they are doing over there. I admire her. Audra has been seperated from her 4 children for awhile now. I could not imagine. It's hard just being away from the girls right now. When Audra went into the gym this morning, she said that she looked up on the wall and this is what she read- it is embedded in the first paragraph of the Declaration of Indepence. I love this country and I am so thankful for our FREEDOM!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

This is from Audra- "pray for us, for our Soldiers and Hero’s on this 4th of July 2007."

Happy 4th of July-

4 comments:

chris & amber said...

Amen, sista!

angieinpink said...

you know those quizzes that are like word association where a person says a word & then you say the first word or object that comes to your mind?

well, if someone says FREEDOM or AMERICA or FLAG or STAR SPANGLED BANNER...

the first word i think of is: Jenn(:

You are my most patriotic friend {next to my father}...{lol}

Excellent post...AMERICA RULES!!
RED WHITE & BLUE 4ever, yo!

Love ya dearly!

shabbyscrapper said...

america rocks!
and you rock!

ForeverSarahLee said...

I love you!