Since the first Thanksgiving established by President Washington, Americans have always used this time of year to pause with family and friends, even in the midst of disappointment, trials and challenges, and give thanks for the many blessings that we have – for that is what truly defines us as a nation and who we are as a people.
Pausing and reflecting on my time since first running for and now serving in Congress, I am thankful for the many people that I have met and am now blessed to call friend.
As 2015 comes to a close and as we continue to celebrate the holiday season, may we remind ourselves how truly blessed we are to live in America, where religious freedom is constitutionally guaranteed.
We celebrate safely in the land of the free and are endlessly grateful for all the brave sacrifices of our honorable servicemen and women whom protect and safeguard our fundamental freedoms.
The holiday season, a time full of miracles, calls to mind our miracle as a nation. Founding Father Daniel Webster articulated the American story ever so eloquently when he said, “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened in 6000 years, may not happen again...”
As we come together for the Holiday Season – Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year - may it be a warm celebration, as the holiday lights shine bright and serve as a beacon of freedom and a source of good to the entire world.
It is my hope and prayer that you have much to be thankful for as we prepare to welcome a New Year. Josie, the kids and I wish you the very best and hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the holidays.
With gratitude and thankfulness,
Member of Congress