Monday, July 04, 2005

Thanks for my Independence

I'm just trying to be a father
Raise a daughter and a son
Be a lover to their mother
Everything to everyone
Up and at 'em, bright and early
I'm all business in my suit
Yea, I'm dressed up for success
From my head down to my boots



I don't do it for the money
There's bills that I can't pay
I don't do it for the glory
I just do it anyway
Providing for our future's my responsibility
Yea I'm real good under pressure
Being all that I can be

And I can't call in sick on Mondays
when they weekend's been too strong
I just work straight through the holidays
And sometimes all night long
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door
Hey, I'm solid, hey I'm steady, hey, I'm true down to the core

And I will always do my duty no matter what the price
I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice
Oh, and I dont want to die for you
but if dyin's asked of me
i'll bear that cross with honor
cause freedom don't come free

I'm an Amiercan soldier, an American
beside my brothers and my sisters i will proudly take a stand
when liberty's in jeopardy i will always do what's right
I'm out here on the front lines
sleep in peace tonight
American soldier I'm an American soldier

Yeah an American soldier, an American
beside my brothers and my sisters i will proudly take a stand
when liberty's in jeopardy i will always do what's right
I'm out here on the front lines
sleep in peace tonight
American soldier
I'm an American
An American
an American

-Toby Keith

Thanks Bill, for all you do. Thanks to all the others who are out there, working for nothing, putting everything on the line, for us to live the free life we do, taking much for granted.


Ooh-rah, Devil Dogs & Semper Fi

6 comments:

Katy said...

Happy 4th and a BIG thank you to both you and Bill for your service to our great nation. Hang in there chickie.

Bill said...

Well, that settles it. I definitely have the world's best wife. Behind every successful serviceman there's a strong family and you are definitely a warrior woman!

Judy said...

Happy 4th - thinking of you and Bill!

Beth said...

Happy 4th of July Jen and Bill!

Tammy said...

That was a sweet post. You have a great man fighting for your freedom. Hang in there girl. I am thinking of you and Bill. God Bless.

Angie said...

Thank you to you and to Bill for what both of you do!! Praying for both of you!