Saturday, July 4, 2009
What a day...a kids' parade in the morning complete with an abundance of flags, an apple pie baking contest, an ice cream truck with my favorite, Bomb Pops, and a fire hydrant let loose by the local fire station. It was like something out of the past. As my children played in the water, I looked around at all of the faces. They were so different and so unaware. Unaware of Daddies so far away still putting their life on the line in the name of freedom. I thought of my man so far away. I am so proud of him, of his willingness to do what so few will. I tell my children all of the time what a brave man he is, he is definitely not a coward. I know in his heart he wants to be with us but I also know that he would give his all for this country to know we, his family, are safe. And these people. I thank God for him and those who have gone before. We live in the greatest country in the world and I hope there will always be those willing to do what my man does.