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Friday, July 2, 2010

Independence Day

With the Fourth of July coming up this weekend, it has me thinking about freedoms.
Here I sit, a healthy woman with two healthy children. I am free to write things like this:

According to a 2009 UN report, 500,000 women in the developing world die each year as a result of pregnancy, and for every woman who dies, another 20 suffer illness or injury, which can be permanent.
Also, a child born in one of the least developed countries is nearly 14 times more likely to die within the first 28 days of life than in industrialized countries.

I am very thankful that our forefathers (and the women who supported them) declared their independence 234 years ago, and that I was lucky enough to be born in the country that they built for me.

Now two beautiful little baby girls I call BabyCakes and LadyBug are free to grow up and declare their own independence as free women.

Happy Independence Day, my fellow lucky Americans!


Lea said...

We are indeed blessed and if ever there was a time to realize it, it's now! What cute little girlies, just adorable! Blessings for a wonderful 4th!

One More Equals Four said...

Freedom is such a beautiful thing that we often take for granted! Hope you have a blessed holiday weekend!

Anonymous said...

yes, we are so lucky to be here. your girls are beautiful. happy independence day!