Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July! I have to say, I am so glad that this Holiday happens in July. It happens to be one of my favorite months!

I love what this day means. My parents were always very patriotic and certain things still make me cry to this day too. I am so glad they instilled that love of country in me that I feel.

One of the first things I cry over is bagpipes. I don't know what it is about bagpipes but my mother always had an affinity for them. Just seeing those players in their tartan colors brings tears to my eyes. I don't know why. At our little Honeyville parade today, they played a patriotic song as they walked by and I cried for my mom.

The second thing is when the float goes by with our veterans. Usually it is filled with the elderly but there are always a few young'uns there too. They always make me cry. They are willing to lay down theirs lives for us and we disrespect them when we don't treat what they do with reverence. Even if we don't agree with a war, they are out their fighting for what is right and I am humbled by their sacrifices.

The parade here is short and sweet but there was tons of candy and the kids loved it. Wyatt cried of course when the firetrucks passed and blared their horns. Poor thing! It made me laugh! Heartless, I know!

It has been a wonderfully relaxing afternoon. I have loved just lazying around. Tonight, we'll go to the fireworks. They are the best around. I've never seen any as good that last as long. I hope Wyatt enjoys it!

Anyway, God bless you on this wonderful day! I pray that we always deserve these freedoms we enjoy and may we always be able to keep them.


Jennie said...

i love this day too! we went to the fireworks in lewiston!

happy day to you!

S'mee said...

One of my favourite days of the year, and yes, the pipes! old vets, and new ones! Wow.

Anonymous said...

I thought of you all day and evening remembering last year. I agree with you that your Bigham City show is the best I have ever seen. This year I am 1500 ft. up on a cliff above the ocean on the Oregon coast and am looking down the beach watching 6-7 shows. I am so high that the shows look far away and on the ground. What an experience but it still doesn't beat last year with everyone.

Your Big Sis