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The Independence To.....

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

She looked up at the sky, eyes wide with amazement and awe. I saw the joy only a young child has for the simple and truly awesome things of life. As I watched her it struck me that she is the embodiment of this holiday we celebrate in the USA. She is independent to make any choice she wants for her life. She is free to walk any path she chooses and there is no retreating from the magical and mystical life she lives.

She is free and while she gazes skyward beside her stand thousands, nay millions of people, each who made a sacrifice, large or small, so she had the right to choose her own path; her own destiny.

Over two hundred years ago a group of men gathered to put their names to a document that read in part "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal." There we no exceptions. Those independent men had the courage to separate themselves and define a new existence.

As she stood in the field commemorating that event, all those who came before her stood there also.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NOCALORIES 7/5/2012 10:22PM

    Thank you! We are blessed to live free. I went to church last night and thought of our Freedom of Religion and how grateful to have the privilege to Praise God through my own understanding.

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SILLYHP1953 7/5/2012 10:59AM

    I do celebrate our freedoms, and I also pray for peace.

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BAMAJAM 7/5/2012 10:31AM

  Indeed this 4th of July was a day to celebrate our freedoms---I have profound gratitude for the men and women who fought for our liberty. Bless all our brave heroes--- However, there are now exceptions to freedom for all. The lives of the unborn babies are not protected in the great land of America---

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NASFKAB 7/5/2012 6:55AM

  Loved it

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LYNMEINDERS 7/5/2012 6:43AM

    Awesome...enjoy the celebrations

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LKEITHO 7/4/2012 6:53PM

    Great blog! Thanks!

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  God bless the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I to pray this young person will forever know freedom.

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    If only everyone could see the light like we can. Too many can't see beyond their own noses. Have a good one.

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LMULLINS4LIFE 7/4/2012 4:27PM


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TRISTAROSE 7/4/2012 2:58PM

    Happy 4th of July!! emoticon

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SIMPLY-VICKI 7/4/2012 2:52PM

  HAPPY 4th, my friend! emoticon emoticon

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CARTOONB 7/4/2012 1:46PM

    Happy Fourth!

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VONBLACKBIRD 7/4/2012 1:21PM

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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/4/2012 12:55PM

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SANDRALEET 7/4/2012 12:54PM

    Freedom is a right some want to replace with there form of dictatorship.Believe only like I do.

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    Let's just pray that her independence remains when she grows up.
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NWFL59 7/4/2012 12:11PM

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NUMD97 7/4/2012 12:07PM

    Nicely written. Thanks for posting.

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