Monday, July 5

Weekly Gratitude...

Freedom. The celebration of our great nation comes once a year... It's a day to celebrate freedom... I believe it's a day to solemnly remember what freedom means... and what it cost our forefathers and for those who have and who are maintaining our freedom today. I am grateful for their bravery to make freedom possible. I am grateful for the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence... this contract which began the separation to which they mutually pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor for freedom.

Freedom is apart of my everyday life... it is apart of everything I do... from where I worship to what I eat, wear, buy and where I work.... and yet I sometimes forget how great this freedom is... it can be taken for granted because it is so readily available to me daily. So today what I am grateful for is freedom and what it has cost to maintain it. I am very blessed to live in this great country and to be free. Thank you to all who made it possible for me to celebrate freedom... I am truly grateful.

3 comments:

Bekka said...

A lady at church read a list of exactly what those 56 men sacrificed. It's amazing when you think about how willing they were to put EVERYTHING on the line. Hope your 4th was wonderful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Amen to this Michelle!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

JessiW said...

I echo that sentiment!!! Such a beautiful post...Enjoyed reading it!!