Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Birthday America!

My Country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty.....I think we should all be very grateful for the brave men and women who are defending all of our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

My son who is serving in Afghanistan would post this picture on my birthday...on his face book page. My daughter said to him, I am sure Mom loved the butt hanging out of your mouth...funny thing is I never thought of it. I had not heard from him for two weeks and just knowing he was OK on my birthday made me cry. My point here is that my son like so many other men and women are frighting the fight so we can say HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA. So we can let freedom ring! You see this is how I still see my sweet boy. It is so hard to believe almost 33 years have passed since I took this photo.I am feeling so proud of my son, but to be honest I just can't wait until he is home safe and sound along with the rest of his unit. As we hung our flag out today I realize how much I have taken for granted over the years. ~Freedom~ such a gift.

~Happy Fourth of July~


Deanna said...

Dearest Donna,
God bless you and your sweet family.
After reading about on your blog...I admire your courage and appreciate your son in active duty for our country.

I have got to pray for my country and those who fight for our freedoms also the families that wait in the US for their return.

God bless,

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

What a great post and tribute to our sevice men and women. Thank goodness your son is safe.


Dale Elizabeth ~ said...

I loved this post where you show your son now, and then his picture as a little boy.
AND HOW TRUE... where you wrote you still see the little boy. Oh I know, and how it tears at your heart. They don't understand we really see all their ages when we look at them.
May he stay safe...