Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy 4th!

Not many people (if any) know this...I ALWAYS get choked up when I hear, sing, or talk about anything that has to do with being an American. I got teary eyed the other night as we were watching the fireworks at Taylorsville Dayzz and I heard all of the patriotic songs. I sang along with them. I hope no one heard me. When I watched The Next Food Network Star I cried when they were talking to the Service men and women who so bravely serve this country. They had just gotten back from a tour in Iraq. I could not have stood up there and talked about my food without crying. Silly huh? As I was driving to pick up Steve from work yesterday The Battle Hymn of the Republic came on my ipod and I sang along and cried. I have no idea why this happens. I LOVE being an American. I'm proud of it and that will NEVER change. I am so excited to celebrate the 4th of July with my family. I love seeing the parade. I love seeing the kids run out in the street to pick up the candy that has been thrown at them. I love the BBQs, the parks and the fireworks.

I LOVE fireworks. I love why we light fireworks on the 4th. I can only imagine what it was like to be there...fighting for our freedom. I LOVE our National Anthem.

I feel such gratitude for all of the brave men and women who have and who continue to fight for our country and our freedom that I enjoy. I am overwhelmed that they would do this for me and for all of us.

THANK YOU - Thank you for sacrificing so much in my behalf. Thank you for leaving your families, friends and the comforts of home to go fight for me. I hope you know how much you are loved and appreciated. Thank you for EVERYTHING you do even laying down your lives for me. I know these are simple words but they are all I have - THANK YOU.


Karina said...

I cry too, I cried reading this.

Alynda said...

So nicely said!

Aubrey Garff said...

Last Sunday we sang the National Anthem in sacrament meeting and it was so awesome to watch the whole congregation stand. All I could think about was the sun rising on that day when the flag, torn and tattered was still standing.

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