Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July

(Sorry if this popped up on google reader a bunch of times...I have had to adjust the pics so they fit)
This was the first 4th of July that I have actually thought of why we celebrate it (I know, it took a quarter of a century for me to realize....go ahead and call me a late bloomer). I guess having a kid makes you think more about stuff like that.

As I sat, huddled with my husband and child, watching fireworks I kept repeating the words of our national anthem in my head. I tried to imagine how people felt when the smoke cleared and they saw their flag still waving in the air!

I had feelings of gratitude and pride rush over me. Being part of this nation is something to be so proud of, we are part of something AMAZING!

I am especially grateful to live here now that I have my sweet daughter. I am grateful for the endless opportunities she will have, that she can choose who she will be.

I am grateful she has the freedoms that many have fought and died for! I look forward to teaching her how lucky she is and to never take it for granted (hopefully it won't take 25 years for it to sink in : )



Anonymous said...

Goodness she looks cute in those festive little clothes! :-)

Ryan and Jacquie said...

sounds like you had quite a fun the pics of k!

Merry said...

Lindsey! I just found your blog because of your comment on Erin's post. What a cute babe you have!