God Bless America!

For the past month I have been in the enviable position of touring parts of Europe with my friend Stan. It was a wonderful trip and I will cherish the memories for many years to come. Every girl should be as blessed as I am to have a friend such as Stan!
I must admit that returning to my routine and responsibilities has been tough. Just getting my days and nights straightened out has been a challenge! But now, everything seems to be falling back into place and I am trying to wrap my head around my remaining goals (and challenges) for the balance of the year.
My final thoughts are about coming home . . .
I am so THANKFUL for America and I am so blessed to have been born and raised in this great country of ours.
I appreciate our Constitution which (for now, still) guarantees me life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am thankful for my right of free speech, the right to peacefully assemble and to protest. I appreciate that I can move freely from state to state and enjoy all this great country has to offer.
I am thankful for our prospertiy as a nation and God’s divine protection of it’s citizens.
I am thankful for the faith that this country was founded upon and that (for now) I am free to worship God without fear of consequences.
I am thankful for the military, police officers and fire fighters who sacrifice so much to defend and protect our freedoms with so little reward or personal gain. Such individuals are (sadly) a dying breed and I appreciate them so much.
May God have mercy on our nation. May our hearts be turned to Him in true worship and thanksgiving, and may God bless America.

God Bless America – Irving Berlin

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, 
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free. 
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, 
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer: 
God bless America, land that I love, 
Stand beside her and guide her 
Through the night with a light from above. 
From the mountains, to the prairies, 
To the oceans white with foam, 
God bless America, 
My home sweet home. 
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