Today is America’s holiday. It’s a bittersweet one for me, this year.
As much as I love being able to live the free life that I do, lately my country has been a scary place to live. Seeing people hurt, be nasty to others, put others on the bottom of the priority list just hurts my heart. Not everyone who is here on this land is free.
While being in the land of the free, I can go where I want, live how I want, be who I want. While strides have been made and some things are getting better, we still have a long ways to go.
I am thankful for those brave souls, men and women, who keep our country safe and our freedoms close. I am thankful that my children can go out doors and not worry about violence. I’m happy that I can walk down the street hand in hand with my caucasian husband.
But there are things that are happening that should not be happening and today, like other days – but especially today, my heart is heavy because of it.
Today I am going to focus on the good that is in my life. The light that is in my life. Because it very well doesn’t have to be. My heart is with those that are fighting for the same freedoms I have.
Be good to one another. We all deserve to be loved and feel loved.
We ALL deserve to be free.