Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I Pledge Allegiance

I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

“I pledge allegiance” (I promise to be true)

“to the flag” (to the symbol of our country)

“of the United States of America” (each state that has joined to make our country)

“and to the Republic” (a republic is a country where the people choose others to make laws for them -- the government is “of, by and for” the people)

“for which it stands,” (the flag means the country)

“one nation” (a single country)

“under God,” (the people believe in a supreme being)

“indivisible,” (the country cannot be split into parts)

“with Liberty and Justice” (with freedom and fairness)

“for all.” (for each person in the and me!)

The pledge says you are promising to be true to the United States of America!

The Call

The awaited news came on June 26th that Sam has been accepted into the Air Force and will be reporting for duty on October 2, 2012.

There are mixed emotions, but I am so proud of the young man that he has become.   With all that has happened in his life, he has decided to put them all behind him and to make a good life for himself.  The experiences he has already gone thru has made him who he is today and has allowed him to make a decision about his future.  

He signed up for six years and will be headed to basic training in San Antonio, TX.   He will be training for Security Forces and hopefully make his way into the Special Task Force.  I know that he will be able to accomplish whatever he puts his mind to.   He bragged that he would be able to retire at 41 and still have time to fulfill his other lifetime dreams.

His father and I support him with his decision and promise to continue to lift him up in our prayers.   We covet prayers for him also from our friends and family.

May he use this opportunity as a mission field like he did a few years back when he went to Tokyo, Japan on a mission trip.

God Bless my son and our country.