Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm an American.

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,
Yeah, I'm dressed for success from my head down to my boots,
I don't do it for money, there's still 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,
Yeah I'm real good under pressure, being all that I can be,
And I can't call in sick on Mondays when the weekends been to 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 don't want to die for you,
But if dying's asked of me,
I'll bear that cross with an honor,
'Cause freedom don't come free.

I'm 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, so sleep in peace tonight.
American soldier, I'm an American,
An American,
An American Soldier

Toby Keith, "American Soldier"

Thank You & In loving Memory:
Fenton Hollingsworth, Jr (my papa-dearly missed)
Frank Hollingsworth (my great uncle~KIA WWII)
Dale Algren (my uncle)
David Algren (my uncle-dearly missed)
Ed Blackstock (my uncle)

*not sure of ranks, that's why I didn't place them

THANK YOU for serving Jeremiah! You make me proud everyday and I am in awe of your commitment to your country and your family. I love you so much!

~Jeremiah in Iraq, January 2008~

CPT Steve Rubado, 2LT Charlie Rubado, 1 SG Charlie Rubado
on Charlie's commissioning day~ April 2004
Thank you Steve and "Big"Charlie! (above)

In loving memory of 2Lt Charlie Rubado
KIA August 29, 2005
~You are missed and loved~

1 comment:

  1. Great post Mary-Anne! We are so thankful for Jeremiah and Charlie!