What freedom means …

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What freedom means…

 

Fourth of July, we think about a day off, the beach, Bbq’s and hanging with family and friends but it’s  really aibout our county’s freedom.

 

It’s about all kind of freedoms, to able to speak our minds, freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, to choose who we want to vote for, who we want to marry, freedom to do and say so many things others cannot.

 

There are so many people living in the world today who don’t have these rights, that are secretly worshipping because they would be jailed or killed. Women that still have no rights or a voice, people who cannot vote or speak against the people running their countries.

Yes, as unbelievable as it sounds, these things still  go on around the world every day.

 

Freedom means different things to different people, a better life, education for their children, rights they never had.

 

For me freedom means joy, being in a verbally abusive relationship for twenty four years, it means I am able to be my self, say what ever comes out of my mouth, even if I sound like a sailor!

 

It means I have my own ideas, my own friends,

and most importantly that I do not have walk around on eggshells worrying about his moods or if I said something to set him off.

 

Freedom is so very sweet to me, as I know how it felt to be a prisoner, to look outside wishing and praying I was free yet not having the strength to leave that terrible situation.

 

I cried every day for God to end my suffering, yet every day I awoke next to my captor.

Until one day the pain was just to great and it over powered my fear, it was that day that I finally stood up and said no more!

 

I must be free at any cost,

I cannot breathe, I am dying a slow painful death and I want to live, more than anything I want to live and laugh and feel joy in my heart! It was that day when I finally said enough is enough and I changed my life.

 

So, can I say its been a easy road to joy? No, it has not but I cannot tell you how sweet peace and joy feels like now, that I am no longer looking out that window wishing I was living a different life.

 

I am now living it, I am stepping out of my box doing things I never thought I could do and it is amazing.

I know I did not do this on my own, God has brought me here and carried me when I thought I could no longer make it. He believed for me, he knew the end result. When I was weak and I sometimes didn’t think I could make it, I just followed and believed him and now I am standing here in this incredible life.

 

So today my friends, this is  for any of you who are in the same situation, today declare your self free!

 

Make today be your own fourth of July. You can do it and believe me, it is so much better than you ever dreamt! Be free!

 

I would like to take a moment to thank all the men and women who fought and continue to fight for our rights, we are free because of the brave…thank you!

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

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