Hi! Thank you for stopping by today! My name is Bronwyn. I am a follower of Jesus, wife of a Marine, and mother of 2 autistic boys. We have been a homeschooling family for going on 7 years now and loving it! I also love to read, cook, bake, and walk.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday America!






'Tis fine to see the Old World and travel up and down

Among the famous palaces and cities of renown,

To admire the crumblyh castles and the statues and kings

But now I think I've had enough of antiquated things.

So it's home again, and home again, America for me!

My heart is turning home again and there I long to be,

In the land of youth and freedom, beyond the ocean bars,

Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.

Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air;

And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;

And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome;

But when it comes to living there is no place like home.

I like the German fir-woods in green battalions drilled;

I like the gardens of Versailles with flashing foutains filled;

But, oh, to take your had, my dear, and ramble for a day

In the friendly western woodland where Nature has her sway!

I know that Europe's wonderful, yet something seems to lack!

The Past is too much with her, and the people looking back.

But the glory of the Present is to make the Future free--

We love our land for what she is and what she is to be.

Oh, it's home again, and home again, America for me!

I want a ship that's westward bound to plough the rolling sea,

To the blessed Land of Room Enough, beyond the ocean bars,

Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.

...Henry Van Dyke

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Independence Day.  I pray this country continues to be blessed by God and that we are a nation that honors Him as those who fought for the freedoms we now enjoy did.  I hope that as we all enjoy this day that we will remember to keep in our prayers our nations leaders that they may make decisions that glorify God.  We also need to remember those today in our military who sacrifice  much so that we can continue to be a free country.  Finally I pray that the God fearing people in this country will step up and be vigilant in the fight to keep America "One Nation Under  God".  I feel blessed to be an American and that God chose for me to born in this wonderful place.  I plan to spend tomorrow praising Him.   Have a super 4th of July and Happy Birthday America!

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