Sunday, July 05, 2009

Reminded this weekend...

...that we are so blessed to live in this country and enjoy the freedoms that were purchased by those who went before us. On this fourth of July weekend, I'm thankful for the men and women who started this experiment called America and built it upon high ideals that they didn't even live up to at first. But the trajectory they started us on has led to the country we enjoy today. I read a lot of American history, and though we have done some terrible things along the way, we have continued to strive toward building a better country for all. And we have been defended by brave soldiers who have sacrificed everything on our behalf.

Say a prayer tonight for our neighbor, Harry Jackson, who just arrived in Iraq for a six-month tour of duty. His wife (Jennifer) and their two boys live one street over from us. Knowing their story makes this fourth of July a little more sweet and brings the sacrifice of our military families a little closer to home. Thanks so much for all you do to keep our families safe.

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