Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I love this song... and even though I've enjoyed my time in other countries and respect them, I am definitely PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! What a blessing to live in this great nation!




President Spencer W. Kimball said: “The Lord permitted these few poorly armed and ill-clad men at Valley Forge and elsewhere to defeat a great army, … a few against the many, but the few had on their side the Lord God of heaven, that gave them victory. And there came political liberty and religious liberty with it, all in preparation for the day when a young boy would come forth and would seek and make contact with the Lord and open the doors of heaven again.”

(PS Happy 19th Birthday to my cool brother A - he truly is "A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam, born on the fourth of July"! And he's finally grown up enough to realize the fireworks aren't just for him! Now we're just waiting on that mission call...)

3 comments:

Frumpy Luv said...

Happy birthday - that is so cool! And thanks for this post - so grateful for our history!

Sonja said...

The 4th is my favorite holiday. I am so grateful to be an American too!

Jen said...

Awesome quote. I needed something on the front of the bulletin yesterday, so I used that. Thanks!