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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy USA Day ~ aka Greatest Country in the World Day

David Drake: Happy Independence Day

What the July Fourth Means to Me ~ by Ronald Reagan (link was found on David's site)

I truly liked Ronald... he was a great father figure to me. At the end of this quote there is another quote by Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari speaking of the price of liberty. Lets hope he's right.



I have always loved this picture. While looking for pictures of the American Flag, I came across this website: http://www.america911.com/. It has many pictures from the 911 attack... but the page that made me cry was this one; Heaven 911.

The Lyrics to this song are below and the bold words are that of a little girl missing her father. I listened... and read... and cried. I guess I'm getting sentimental in my "almost" old age. Follow the link to listen to the song.

Heaven 911

It's been a year daddy
I really really miss you
Mommy says you're safe now
In a beautiful place called heaven


Oh I'm thinking about our younger years

We had your favorite dinner tonight

There was only you and me

I ate it all up

We were young and wild and free

Even though I don't like carrots

Now nothing can take you away from me

I learned how to swim this summer

We've been down that road before

I can even open my eyes

But that's over now

While I'm under water

You keep me coming back for more

Can't you see me?

Baby you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven

I started kindergarten this year

Love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

I carry a picture of us In my Blue's Clues lunchbox

Oh once in your life you find someone

You are the greatest daddy

Who will turn your world around
Pick you up when you're feeling down
Now nothing can change
what you mean to me

I can swing on the swing by myself

There's a lot that I could say
But just hold me now

Even though I miss you pushing me

Cause our love will light the way

Can't you see me?

Baby you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven

I miss how you used to tickle me

And love is all that I need

Tickle my belly

And I found it there in your heart

My belly hurts

It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

I try not to cry

I've been waiting for so long

Mommy says it's okay

For something to arrive
For love to come along

I know you don't like it when I cry

Now our dreams are coming true
Through the good times and the bad

You never wanted me to be sad

I'll be standing there by you

I try Daddy but it hurts

Baby you're all that I want

Is it true you're not coming home?

When you're lying here in my arms

Maybe someday

I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven

I can visit you in heaven, okay?

And love is all that I need
And I've found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

It's time for me to go bed now
I sleep with the light on
Just in case you come home
And kiss me good night


I love you so much

I miss you Daddy

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May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~