July 4, 2014
Wishing you a wonderfully fun day with family and friends, on this day of celebration! I am continually reminded of the amazing good fortune we have to live in this country of independence. I live in an area of town with many immigrants from all around the globe. Sixty eight languages are spoken by the children in the local school system. Many come from war torn countries whose leaders are neglectful of their primary responsibility to nurture and foster the wellbeing of their citizens. When I see the colorful attire, especially that of the women and girls, which identifies both country of origin, and often religion, I am again reminded of the freedoms for which I am grateful.