Sweetest of Hearts...
How can I express to you all, how grateful I am for all of your kind words & blessings.
Thank You, doesn't even come close to what I'm feeling right now...
Saving Grace, yes...Saving Grace might be a little bit closer
to what I feel in my heart!
Your support & encouragement,
your shared experiences & insight,
to simply know I'm not alone in this fight makes all the difference.
Growing up in the 50's, left such a lasting impression on me of what
The American Dream was.
It was Ozzie & Harriet, Leave it to Beaver & Father Knows Best.
It was I Love Lucy & Lassie & The Andy Griffith Show.
The worst thing that ever happened was that Opie didn't have a Mommy,
but he did have Aunt Bea, who sometimes seemed even better then a Mommy.
You worked hard, you had a family, a home, a car
& with those few simple steps, you were living
The American Dream.
Is it wrong of me to say "I Miss It!"
That I long for the innocence of those days.
We now know that a lot of it was a facade, that bad things happened even then.
But in all the years of my youth, I don't remember anyone that I or
my family knew losing their home.
I'd never heard of the term FORECLOSURE.
How is that even possible?
If each house averaged 3 residents, that would mean that
8,610,000 people lost their homes just in 2010.
Is the American Dream becoming the American Nightmare?
Please friends, don't get me wrong...
I LOVE AMERICA
& I would NEVER wish to live or have been born anywhere else!
I DO believe we are the best country in the world, but I am scared.
What are our children & grand-children going to inherit from us?
What is the legacy we will leave for them?
What is my prayer right now, this very moment?
It's not for me, I'm a survivor...I can live as happily in a little
vintage trailer as I can in a mansion.
I pray that our government can quite fighting among itself...
that for the moment, all political parties would disappear...
that all bank institutions will be forced to be monitored & watch dogged...
that pride & power could take a backseat & that by working
together for the greater good of ALL AMERICANS,
our government can pull us up by the bootstraps & get this
country back on track again.
I guess that's my American Dream now...
the dream of giving us all a better chance of grabbing
hold of it & keeping it & having a little something at the end of the day,
to pass on to our kids.
I'll get off my soapbox now!!! LOL