I love her rocky Maine shores and Pensacola’s white sand beaches. I love finding starfish in tidepools, while gulping in large breaths of salty air. I love the feel of the sun warming my face, while my feet bury in the sand.
I love her cities standing tall and rising proud. I love eating hot pretzels from street vendors, visiting museums, and walking until my feet scream in protest.
I love Ellis Island.
I love her people and her spirit. Her ‘can do’ attitude and her fight to succeed. I love that you can be anything your heart desires in America. I love that dreams are fulfilled and lives are changed every day. I love possibility.
I love America.
I love her fields of corn, dew kissed flowers, and mountain views. I love visiting a farm stand in the summer. I love victory gardens and fresh fruit, strawberry jam, and apple pie.
I love yard sales. I love America’s old, but not forgotten junk. I love her history. I love BBQ’s and picnics in the park. Lazy days, friends, and coffee with a neighbor.
I love the men and women who gave their lives for our country. I love freedom. I love her generosity and goodness. I love the American Flag and the blood shed to preserve it.
I love her church steeples rising on mountain tops and sitting nestled in valleys. I love the liberty to worship God and share my faith with my children.
I love my life, the opportunity to own a home, and live as I please. I love mom and pop shops, front porches, and Maine Street.
I love from sea to shining sea, because I love America.
What do you love about our country?
(Please note: I stole this idea from a preacher who read a poem and was inspired to make his own list.)