Friday, July 3, 2009

It's a Grand Day to Celebrate!

Wishing everyone in every part of the world, the blessings and freedoms they desire. We aren't all alike, or all that different. But after watching Iran election protests last week it made me extra glad that our country has such a great Constitution! Of course, tomorrow is the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. While finishing up my teaching career in 5th grade, it provided again the opportunity to learn about our revolution, the dangers faced by the patriot families, and how really blessed we were to have the founding fathers(and mothers) we did.

George Washington, our first president, was an amazing man. The Virginia Compromise set up the two houses of congress, and as amazing as it may be to us today, our Congress works as it was designed to do. Hurray that Al Franken will be joining the Senate soon.

I won't get much into politics, except to say that I'm so proud of our president, Barack Obama and pray for his safety and that the burden will be no more than he can bear. It is sad to see how it is aging his appearance already. He is so earnest, and I love his family too. We are truly blessed to have such a leader at this point in our democracy.

Tomorrow is a day to enjoy our blessings, listen to stirring music, watch fireworks, and give thanks that we are still the Land of the Free. God bless the troups, and make it so that they may return to their families asap.


LindaGJ said...

Very nice post Jo!! That cake looks scrumptious too. I love your views on politics, as I feel proud and also pray for our new wonderful President. He sure does have a lot to fix. What a job to go into. Yikes!!!
Happy Independence Day to you and your family too!
Linda :)

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Happy Independence Day to you and your family. :)Ginger