I am America

Posted November 9, 2016 by Prairie Wife - 2 comments

My father was a farmer’s son, one of nine children, the only one to graduate from college.

I am America.

He left his job to follow a dream, to become a small business owner with my mother by his side.

I am America.

Times were hard and money was tight. I wore hand me downs and Salvation Army clothes.

I am America.

I worked my way through college, 30 plus hours a week graveyard shift at a gas station.

I am America.

I became a teacher. I spent my salary on buying supplies for my students and shed more tears than I can count over the things I couldn’t change for them.

I am America.

I fell in love with a cowboy and married him on the wide-open prairie under a blue western sky.

I am America.

I lost our first baby, and cried for a dream that would never be.

I am America.

I am a stay at home mom of five children, living each day being the best woman, wife and mother I can.

I am America.

My sister had breast cancer at 38 and my mom was diagnosed last year.

I am America.

I dream of a future where my children have the choice to become whomever they want to be and pray how they want to pray. A future where our land is healthy and our heads are held high. Where my children live proudly in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

I am America.

I am America. YOU are America. WE are America.

What makes America great is US, not the president. 

I am America.

 

pray for america

 

 

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2 thoughts on "I am America"

  1. Pa says:

    And this makes me a very proud American.

  2. Karen says:

    Thank you for this!

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