Sunday, July 3, 2011

precious blessings

My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  
~Thomas Jefferson

Countrymouse's birthday is on the eve of Independence Day, so it's always a festive time around our house.  (I mean, really... how many people get to celebrate their birthday with fireworks??)  Yet, even in party-mode, we never forget the reason we celebrate (the holiday part not the birthday part.) 

So in honor of Independence Day and as a little tribute to Countrymouse, who loves Zac Brown, I thought I'd share this song.  You might wonder what a song called "Chicken Fried" has anything to do with the holiday.  The song is about being thankful but in particular it's this verse...

I thank God for my life
And for the Stars and Stripes
May freedom forever fly
Let it ring

Salute the ones who died
The ones that give their lives
So we don't have to sacrifice
All the things we love

So Happy Birthday USA and Happy Birthday Countrymouse
I'm thankful for both of you.


  1. happy, happy birthday!!
    I also want to say Thank You to your son for serving his country. I know you must be so proud of him. And, thank you to you his parents as I am sure this is difficult for you. May God bless him and keep him safe.

    have a wonderul birthday and a very happy fourth of July!!



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