I woke up this mornin’, with Texas on my mind….Happy Texas Independence Day ya’llGeorge Strai! I really wanted to go all out with my photo of the day by representing my home state in the best way by photographing a beautiful Texas sized margarita, or some yummy queso, but since neither of those are on my diet I decided to photograph this low calorie Texas 123 book. Haha.
March 2nd represents the day that Texas became independent from Mexico by creating the Republic of Texas-yes Texas was it’s own country there for awhile and I am sure if you ask a handful of Texans they’d probably tell you that they’d be quite alright if it still were it’s own country.
I think that’s one of the reasons Texans have so much pride in their state. The rich history of the state coupled with the rich food connects people on a deeper level. I’ve lived many places and Texas is the only place I have lived where they fly the flag everywhere! Just driving down any Texas highway you can see a line of Texas flags hung from flagpoles from just about every business. Couple that with the beautiful Blubonnet backdrop that can be seen in almost every direction and there’s no denying the love and pride that every Texan feels.
I am headed to Texas next week to celebrate and photograph the birth of a new family member! I am excited to return to the place that made me who I am and shaped me into the person I have become.
My husband who wasn’t a Texan by birth but has been with me long enough to be considered an honorary Texan plays a song that makes me cry every time I hear it. It’s a lesser known George Strait song called If It Wasn’t For Texas, and I’d like to think that is our song because Texas is what brought us together.