All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

Thursday, August 21, 2008

What do you take for granted????

Last night while hurrying home from football practice to bath, feed and put the boys to bed we were treated to a beautiful sunset. Ayden remarked "mom it looks like heaven" and Jackson said "I wish daddy could see how pretty it is tonight" so I pulled over and he snapped a quick picture. Can you see the American flag in the left corner? After I put the boys to bed and settled in to watch the Gold Medal Beach Volleyball match, with tears in my eyes I was reflecting on how truly blessed I am to live in this wonderful country with my family and friends. I have been thinking a lot about how lucky we as Americans are and how there are millions around the world who don't enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted. I can jump in my car and run to the grocery store when we need food, we can go to the church of our choice, our children can go to school, our woman enjoy equal rights and can work, go to school and vote. After winning the Gold medal Beach Volleyball match Kerri Walsh stopped to thank our president for his support and I was moved to tears. With the upcoming election we are all able to vote and not many of us will. More people vote for their choice for American Idol than their choice of President??? We live in a country that allows us to have our own opinion and no matter who we vote for we should ALL remember not to take that freedom for granted because so many have given their lives so we can.


Lisa said...

Beautiful post, Renee.

Heather said...

It's so true. We live in the good ole USA and we have much to be grateful for. I agree that we all need to get involved, vote, and make a difference. We are blessed.

Anonymous said...

God Bless America!!