Friday, July 4, 2008
Happy Birthday America!
I know I'm pretty vocal about my disgust with the current political state of things, but have no doubt about it, I am proud to be an American.
I'm also eternally thankful for the brave men and women who serve our country. Regardless of my opinions on this war, these people signed up for the dangerous job of protecting our country, knowing that their own lives were at stake. That's heroism, right there.
Just as heroic, and not often applauded, are the families who are missing them. Seriously, God bless military wives and mothers! When I was pregnant with little kid, I was shocked by how many women would be delivering and caring for their babies on their own, due to their husbands being deployed. That's bravery! They make enormous sacrifices to support our country and they rarely get the HERO label to go along with it.
So let it be known, Ashley loves our troops and all who love them. I love America and I love freedom of speech.
So, let's all get drunk and go play with fire to celebrate!! WOO-HOOOOO!