God Bless America

Each 4th of July I sit back and think of how thankful I am for being a born an American Citizen.
My younger years had me living in the Middle Eastern Countries because of my pilot father. We only spent a few months at a time in the states for vacations or visiting relatives.
Seeing first hand how other people live and how they are dictated to by their governments made my first thought at the age of 19, "I'm going back home to the states to live".  I want to drive a car and wear shorts.  Just be me and do as I please!
 I don't care about paying taxes because we have well lit streets and school buses, clean parks, and social security for our elders.
If I did not have health insurance I could call EMS and they would take me to a clean emergency room and  treat me anyway.
I get so angry when I listen to Americans who complain about everything they think is wrong with this country.  I say they have never lived in other countries so they have no idea what their talking about.  Especially now that the elections are getting hotter.  Thank goodness we can have elections and choose who we want to serve our government!  
We can also pray openly  to who or what we want.

"Kiss the ground" of this dear sweet country is an understatement when you return to such freedom.

It boggles my mind when I think about how many Women and Men have died so we can be free.
God bless each and every one of them!

Now go forth and "BBQ"

"Happy Birthday America"


Pondside said...

You're right - living abroad gives one a view of home that is crystal clear. We are so lucky to live where we do!

dollygk said...

As I read this I watched for you to get me involved he he Happy July 4th!! LOVE you sis

debra said...

God Bless America !: )

What a great perspective you have

Jenny said...

God Bless America!

And bless this post you shared Miss Sandy.

It was really touching.

I hope your celebration for the 4th is truly fabulous.