??Happy Independence Day! ?It used to be in the United States that women were treated as men’s property; single women couldn’t own property; earn money; own a house (w/o a husband); vote; own businesses; get building permits; or go to college. Women were even legally murdered by their own male family members for “honor killings” if men considered them “dishonorable” & “promiscuous”. Furthermore, it wasn’t until the 1970’s that women were allowed to get credit cards w/o husband’s signatures. Now, despite old American customs living on where we as women brides are still “given away” by our fathers in marriage to another man, we’ve nevertheless, come a long way as a nation – thanks to the hard work of our mothers, fathers, & military before us. I’m grateful as a woman in our society to have been able, in our great country, to have the freedom to graduate college, buy land, build my own house, start a lavender farm business, be an artist, vote, speak my mind, get a credit card…and wear a bikini??! Although some people tried to take what I worked hard to earn, and although it’s tough being a single mom w/ 2 kids, and though I need a farm loan: thank you, Lord, for financial independence!?Yeee haawww, sisters!!! ?Happy Fourth of July??❣️❣️❣️Rock on, and don’t give up! I love America ❣️…now where’s my credit card?…it’s time to celebrate & go shopping! ?????