Sunday, November 9, 2008

Feeling patriotic

I'm feeling patriotic at the moment because I'm listening to a wonderful concert on PBS for Veterans Day. They (PBS) have great concerts for the 4th and Memorial Day that always blow me away and make me all tingly inside. I believe the tingles are sensations of sincere patriotism.

With the recent election there's been a lot of hullabaloo about the government but I am going to let all that arguing go and just feel proud and lucky to be born a white female in this country at the time when I was (1970). Any other arbitrary twist or turn of fate would bring me to a very different life.

I'm so lucky even though I have stuff to b!tch about that I'm a resident of the United States. I'll also take pause to remember all my grandfathers who were veterans, both my bio-dad and adopted dad, my uncles, and my brother and sister who are both serving in Iraq in the Army right now. Hooah!!

As much as we complain about the war dragging on in Iraq and Afghanistan, at least we have an all volunteer Army to go fight it. There's no draft and we're not Israel where everyone, male and female, get the pleasure of serving their country in the military. Things could be better, they could be worse, but right now I'm proud to be an American.

(Oh, and adopted dad is now home from the hospital. We just learned that he had a heart attack the first day he was in due to the loss of so much blood. Tomorrow he is off to see the ENT to hopefully take the packing out that has been squashed up his nose for a week already and find out why the bleeding started and kept on going. He also sees his cardiologist this week.)

4 comments:

Denver Refashionista said...

Sounds like a few things are looking up. I hope you are starting to feel better too.

Weeble Girl said...

Slow but surely it will happen. Thanks DR for the post.
Weebs

Barbara said...

What a lovely post! It is nice to reflect on the things we have to be grateful for, and it is especially good to hear it from you, when you have so much of your own "stuff" going on right now. Thanks for the upbeat post!

Abby said...

Great post Weebs. I hope things continue to look up for you. And I'm so happy your dad is home from the hospital!