Thursday, July 1, 2010

39: happy birthday Canada!

I’m busy with projects and housework today (and maybe some fireworks a little later), but I wanted to dedicate a post to my country and all of the benefits we often take for granted.

The example that has been on my mind the most lately is that the only thing we’ll be bringing home from the hospital is our little baby girl – no hospital bills for us here in Canada!  I can’t imagine having to deal with the stress of hospital or midwife bills while also learning how to take care of a newborn and living on a lower income will on Mat Leave. 

(I could do without the taxes though.  Thanks Dalton!)


Craig is overseas fighting because he believes the rights and responsibilities we have as Canadians are worth the fight.  The United Nations would like to see many of the same rights for the citizens of Afghanistan -  there are now more than 600.000 girls registered in schools, we’re making progress!

I know he is working alongside a lot of others who believe the same thing, and so today we celebrate the great nation we live in, the soldier’s who are fighting for it, and the sacrifice of those who paid the ultimate price.

Enjoy your Canada Day celebrations!  We live in a wonderful country and it deserves celebrating!





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