Monday, May 3, 2010

Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

At the CB & I Triathlon in Woodlands, Texas this past Saturday, the thousand participants had gathered at the lake's edge for all the opening information and the race start. It was still dark with the sun coming up through the trees across the lake. The national anthem was sung as we watched the limp flag and stood hands to hearts in respect, with the sun coming up beyond the flag. It was a wonderful scene, a fitting picture of our hope embodied in the light rising out of the darkness; rising to illuminate our start, our day, our purpose and our allegiance to what we hold dear.

Have you ever had the feeling that in all the world there was not another place you would rather be? "Land of the free, and the home of the brave" Oh make that be true in me! I thanked God that I am an American.