I came to Texas in 1989 as a young private in the Army. I was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, and I fell in LOVE with Texas. It was the most amazing place I had ever been, and I swore that one day I would move here.
After I got out of the Army in 1999, as a traumatized parent trying to re-assimilate in the civilian world, I came back to Texas, as promised, to raise my girls as Texans. I loved the core values of Texans. Those same values that one finds everywhere in Texas is rare in places like Michigan. Personal responsibility, honor, integrity, caring for others, personal space, and hard work made Texas Heaven to me.
I went to college in Killeen, Texas, and I was able to get two degrees in three years. I was motivated by my professors and their belief that we are NOT victims of the world – that we had free will and we could choose to be successful. All of that is true, and I got to do everything I wanted to do in Texas. I bought property here and the day I signed my loan on my house, I was officially a Texan – one of the happiest days of my life.
I love Texas. I will die in Texas, and I would happily give my life defending her. God Blessed Texas, no truer words were ever sang in a country song!
– Lynette C.
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