Thursday, July 2, 2009

Freedom and the free

With the Fourth of July coming up this weekend, I thought it might be good to list a few of the freedoms I'm grateful to have. In no particular order:

Freedom to practice my religion without fear of retaliation from the government
Freedom to choose what occupation I work at (even if it means I have too many options)
Freedom to raise my kids as I see fit
Freedom to agree or disagree with my government and voice my opinion either way
Freedom to just be me - an average American living the American dream

Thank you to all those who made enjoying these freedoms possible - the Founding Fathers who were inspired in their creation of this country; the soldiers who have kept this country free from oppression without; the honest politicians who have kept this country free from tyranny within; and above all, a loving Heavenly Father who still watches over and protects this country today.