Monday, July 4, 2011
Happy Fourth of July.
I would like to thank those who make it possible for me to live in a country where I can be free. To do what I want without repercussions. To have a voice and to have a choice.
And to live in a country where I can have my kids do weird things like this:
And afford me the opportunity to take pictures like this:
And eat enough hamburgers, hot dogs and watermelon till I feel sick to my stomach. Because that is my choice.
It is not without pause that I say Thank You for the sacrifices you and your families have made. Made for people like me, to remain free. I do not know the angst of sending a family member off to fight. I do not know what is like to see them leave. To have them come back. The same, yet different.
To fight for causes that are beyond me.
All to keep me safe. And to be safe at home.
My freedom comes at a price and for that I thank you.