"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label Dear America our lovely daughter is a woman now and she too is part of the tapestry that makes our nation great. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dear America our lovely daughter is a woman now and she too is part of the tapestry that makes our nation great. Show all posts

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear America

I originally posted this in March of 2012.  I updated the ages of my sons and the rest remains the same.

I have three sons. I pray that they set as their mentors men of honorable character, with morals and values that raise the bar. I understand that they will be normal young men at times, as we were all young at one point.
I pray that the actions they choose will lead them on the path of goodness and righteousness. I understand that being 24 is not so easy. I pray that they lean on those that stand for truth and follow truth's path.

I pray that when times are heated, that they are noble and live in a way that leads them to stay firmly footed. I understand that being 21 is not easy. I pray that the men they set as their examples are of good report.

I pray that in crises my sons stand on the side of truth, allowing compassion, hope, and generosity to shine. I understand that being 20 is not easy. I pray that my sons stand firm in His Truth in all times and set the moral compass on what God has provided.

I pray that if these young men make mistakes that they learn from the mistakes and go on to be the men of great potential that they are. I pray that if these young men make mistakes that Bill and I do not glorify the failures, but instead support them on the path back to truth.

Dear America, I share my sons, as they are really more part of the national fiber than mine anymore. I share my sons as they are becoming tall men in our nation, choosing to be, all because anything is possible.

I share my sons because Martin Luther King said
I have a dream that little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.


My little children are men~ and I pray that we raise the bar for all of our sons, so that they can become.

Signed,
a mother of part of the tapestry that makes our nation great.
photo one-my oldest son
photo two-my middle son
photo three-my third son