January 22, 2018

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence DayHi All –

I love the Fourth of July! We start by heading south to a small town who does an old-fashioned celebration complete with country music, ice cream social, pie eating contests, barbeque and a stellar fireworks display put on by the local chamber of commerce. It is truly family fun!

This year, while we are still celebrating in our traditional way, my heart is turned to the word “independence”. See a neighboring friend’s son was killed last week in Afghanistan. Suddenly and personally, the word independence has a new meaning. I realized freedom is not free. Our country’s independence has been bought with a price. Sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, friends have all stood in our place to be sure today we can truly be free.

I want to be sure that I live a life that honors and supports the sacrifice of these precious lives. So today, with deep, deep gratitude, my celebration will be mindful of those who have gone before and are still there defending our right to be free.

Thank you and God Bless America!

Chat soon ~

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Julie is an awesome parent (along with her husband Matt) to five adopted kiddos and the owner of the Parenting Allies website.

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  1. Enjoy the freedom that we have today. We owned this to those brave people who fought and offer their lives to get the freedom that we are enjoying right now.
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