upon never tasting of the alternative???
i am having a really hard time writing today. it's the 4th of july, independence day, in the usa. and, i really want to write something meaningful and substantial about the freedom with which i have been blessed. i just don't think i can do it justice.
thank God and my forefathers i've never known anything but freedom!!!
(stansell,gonsalves and howes
american hostages in colombia)
i think part of my problem is that two days ago i watched as marc gonsalves, thomas howes, and keith stansell were spirited away to freedom after having been held hostage by a group of colombian guerrillas (the farc) for over 6 years. these three have yet to speak publicly about their experiences, respectively. however, according to one of the other hostages, over the years the group of 11 suffered indignation, pain, fear, and illness.
an experience such as that is what i think qualifies a person to write about his/her appreciation for freedom. my take on the subject of freedom pales. and, THAT is an understatement!!!
i love being an american, thus i AM patriotic!!!
however, i'm PROUD to be part of something so much bigger. i'm proud to be a part of the goodness in the world in which we live. there is a lot of good!!! and the "goodness" comes as a result of justice, tranquility, defense, prosperity, and liberty from which we ALL should benefit.
today, i think i shall celebrate my freedom and the idea that one day all will celebrate the same:)
love and God's blessings,