Monday, May 26, 2008

God Bless America

Happy Memorial Day!

As I sit here this morning, God Bless America is ringing in the background. We live across the street from a church and every day at 7:40, noon and 2:00 p.m., beautiful music plays. I almost use it as a timer, I've gotten so used to it. 7:40 time to walk Amber to school. Noon, I stop for lunch (I work at home). 2:00 pick up Amber.

But today it's different. Today, the songs are different. Now playing is "This is My Country, Land that I love!." Following by "...... And The Home of the Brave." And a song I know the music, but can't remember the words. These aren't the titles of the songs, but the parts of the songs that hit me the most as I post this.

What a great reminder. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the economy and the things that are going "wrong." that I forget the things that are going "right." And there are a lot of things going "right."

Today, I hope we all stop for a moment and remember those "right" things and the joy of living in America. I also hope we stop and say a special prayer for all our military families. My husband goes out of town for three days and I'm lost. And many of these families go year after year like this. Some even face something so hard to even think about or write about the loss of a loved one or a loved one injured. Thank you!

I also hope that between the picnics and fun you share the meaning of the day with your children. Let them know the importance as then future generations will as well.

God Bless America My Home Sweet Home ... and I'm so grateful for that!

Diana Ennen, Virtual Word Publishing