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Generous: Five Minute Friday

Happy Friday!

I’m excited to join my FMF community this weekend to discuss our prompt. I already know what I want to talk about and this title is a great way to describe the subject at hand. Join me as I explore the generosity of a woman who gave of herself in the name of country and God and remained generous in that service until her final moments.

photo credit: SkySports (England)

Yesterday the world stopped spinning for a moment. We joined in a collective silence as news broke that Queen Elizabeth II of England had passed. You don’t have to be British to admire the country’s longest reigning monarch, and one of history’s longest legacies. Her Majesty was beloved throughout the world and remained a solid foundation throughout her 70 years of service to her country.

While she reigned on the throne, England experienced…

-15 prime ministers

-The expansion and union of the Commonwealth territories

-The tragic death of the beloved Princess Diana

-The Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union

-Several acts of violence

-Natural disasters

-Periods of both economic hardships and prosperity

-COVID-19

-The death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II

Over the next several days, the country will mourn a woman who saw her duties as Queen through until the end. She served her country even in her final days by appointing Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister of England less than a week before her own passing. The sacrifices that Her Majesty made to remain the grounding force in a rapidly changing world will be remembered. She was generous with her life and gave in service to her country for 70 years.

May her legacy live on through the reign of Charles III.

The Ameri Brit Mom

6 thoughts on “Generous: Five Minute Friday

  1. She was splendid, poised, and hard working! The world was blessed by her leadership, and she will be remembered fondly. Looking forward to what the UK will offer next! Your country is brilliant! Jennifer, FMF neighbor and across the pond friend!

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  2. Let the muted drums commence
    as we in sorrow take our bread.
    Let us stand behind the fence
    of yesterday; our Queen is dead.
    Let us stop the flying hands
    of time, if for a moment,
    and each in our far-flung lands
    join breaking voices in lament
    for the passing of an age
    of decency and firm resolve;
    the sets will change upon the stage,
    and let us trust to God to solve
    the puzzle of a shattered heart
    in which our Queen played such a part.

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  3. She certainly was a shining example of generosity and service. Thanks for sharing, Lauren. Kath, your FMF neighbour at #28 this week.

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