Friday, May 1, 2009

A Place Called America ...

It seems like every time you turn on the news these days it's filled with stories of "doom and gloom" for our beloved country. I thought this slideshow might boost our spirits and remind us that, even though we're going through some tough times right now, we are truly blessed to live in this incredible place called "America."

I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to our brave men and women all over the world who are fighting to preserve the freedoms we sometimes take for granted. May God watch over them, protect them as they protect us, and bless them and their families for the sacrifices they make every day for our country.

I hope you enjoy the slideshow, and don't forget to turn your sound up before you click on "Play."

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow:

6 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful, Janie, and a great reminder of the things for which we should give thanks daily!

I have quit watching the news. People are stunned when they hear me say that, but I am infinitely happier without it in my life.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I take the news with a grain of salt. The only thing that can destory our beloved Country is our indifference and let someone else worry about it attitude. This Country was built on a strong Christian faith, a faith in ourselves and our God and that is the only thing that will save it.
How beautiful these pictures are.
Thanks for sharing
Molly

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great, uplifting post! Thank you.:)
Lidy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Beautiful post Janie!
Thanks for sharing.
Diane

Cindy said...

Wow! That was beautiful and moving. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Wonderful post! I have had to quit listening to the news...drives me to insanity. Just continuing with the prayers for our great country.