Monday, July 4, 2011
PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN
I am an American living in Canada. We have lived here for 15 years. Yesterday as I sat in Sacrament Meeting and we sang the closing hymn, "O Canada" the tears began filling in my eyes. I thought of my little Canadian Elder sitting in Idaho singing the National Anthem.
I love both countries. Yes, as the title of this post attest, I am very proud to be an American, but I love Canada, too. Would I ever give up my American citizenship--NEVER. I feel such pride whenever I see the American flag and when I have the opportunity to sing The National Anthem I cry. I truly am grateful I was born in the United States. I have wonderful memories of many 4th's of July in the U.S. One of my favorites would have to be a couple of years ago in Hawaii watching fireworks with the family. And last year I celebrated with these guys--guess Miss K had to work while I was in California waiting for this little girl to be born--hard to believe she'll be one in a couple of weeks ; )
Sidenote: On Friday we went to Bismarck to go to the temple. It was a wonderful experience--well, except for our border crossing because we sat for over 2 hours at the border. I found it kind of funny that it was Canada Day and yet all these cars were heading to the U.S.
It's so hard to believe that here it is July and there were a couple of places where the water was coming over the highway. This picture was taken when we were driving home on Saturday--on Friday as we were going through, the water was pouring over the road. In fact, on Friday the speed limit through this part was 25 mph.
We also smiled as we passed this community. Too bad they misspelled the name ; )
Sidenote #2: Can't believe it is already July. Seems impossible.