My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Star Spangled Banner

I love the words to this song. We all know them, but take a minute and really read them. Especially verse two.

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that starspangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

O thus be it ever, when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'nrescued land
Praise the pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just;
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust!"
And the starspangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


Francis Scott Key


Rampart: 1.a) a mound of earth, rubble, or similar material raised around a place as a fortification. b) such a fortification together with a stone or earth parapet capping it. 2. anything serving as a bulwark or defense. Webster's College Dictionary 1992

Now folks, turn off that there computer and go hug your family and thank God that someone sat behind a rampart with bombs exploding around them so that YOU MAY BE FREE.

God Bless Our Soldiers, past, present and future.

God Bless America.

God Bless You.

7 comments:

Infantry Dad said...

Nice post.

Happy Independance Day.
God Bless.

DaD

Linda said...

What a lovely post for the 4th of July!

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier this week and for your lovely comments; sorry it took me so long to get back to you but I don't get holidays like "normal" people!

I hope you'll pop by again and I shall endeavor to do the same over here as, trust me, I do know how to control my language (most times!).

Hope you had a happy and safe 4th!

MightyMom said...

Linda, thank you for coming by!! I'll looking forward to reading more from you!
Happy Independence Day to you too!!

diana said...

we have a lot to be thankful for. hope you and your family have a wonderful independence day.

ellen b. said...

A very late but heartfelt wish for a wonderful 4th! Special thanks to Subvet for serving his country...

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Yeah, what Ellen B. said. ;o)

Happy 4th of July, MM, Subby and family!

Love and hugs,

Diane

Penless Thoughts said...

Hi!!! "Life" has been crowding out my blogging but I'm taking today and visiting to let you know I am still alive and well.
Susan