Light Up Those Skies, America!

This is my cheesy tribute
 to the country I was born in

and that I love

and that I learn to appreciate more and more each day. 

Our path hasn't been perfect.  We've made mistakes along the way. 

But we stand strong.

United in our vision, even when our methods diverge.

A baby in the grand scheme of things,

I'd say we've done pretty dang well.

A nation that is truly under God can never fail.  

(Look, I know "well" and "fail" don't rhyme.  It just sort of happened.)

Enjoy those weenies, everyone!


Tara Tyler said...

nice pics and sentiment!
happy 4th!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Love it! Thanks, Nicki! Long live America.

Suze said...

'A nation that is truly under God can never fail.'

This made me tear up.

'Enjoy those weenies, everyone!'

This made me smile. We're having hot dogs and Sangria, tonight!

Happy 4th, dear Nicki!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

One nation under God!
Enjoy the Fourth, Nicki.

fallen monkey said...

Since I don't get my fireworks over here in the country we, uh, declared our independence from, I'm trying to keep patient for the October ones I'll be watching with you at Disney! Happy 4th, sistah and fellow patriot!

anthony stemke said...

Loved this post. Hope you had a wonderful Independence day.

Michael Di Gesu said...


I was at the lakefront all day biking and powerwalking and spent the afternoon having a picnic at the zoo.. Can't beat it....

I hope you had a great 4th!

Susan Oloier said...

I know I am reading this a few days late, but what a great tribute. I love the photos!

Jo Schaffer said...

Woohoo! GBA!

It's good to be back in the USA.