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

Saturday, July 4, 2009

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.



P.S.
While I refuse to wish anyone a Happy 4th of July, I whole heartedly wish all of my readers a Happy Independence Day. Remember the reason for the celebration folks.

10 comments:

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Lol at the bunny milk in the post below. I did the same thing with Lamar, only I poured 2% milk into a whole milk jug for a couple of months before I ever told him what I'd done. He never knew the difference and drinks 2% all the time now.

Happy July 4th, 1776 Independence Day, and God Bless you and yours as well, Sarah. :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Harry said...

Amen to that.

Mrs4444 said...

Happy Indpendence Day to you, too :) And please thank your husband for his service :)

ellen b. said...

Happy Independence Day to you and yours MM!!

Cookie..... said...

...and a HAPPY "I" DAY t'yurself missy, and yur hubby as well!
BTW, I liked yur comment so much that I changed the title to my post. Yur correct! :-)

Pam said...

Happy INDENDENCE DAY to you too MM! I edited the closing of my post just for you!! I used "independence Day" on my facebook posts yesterday but reverted to the generic last night on my blog! So sorry! Thanks to your comment I will remain aware how important our language is on these matters that define our nation!

Evansmom said...

What a wonderful point you make. Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

Have you been to Fort McHenry in Baltimore? Wonderful place to go and learn about the Star Spangled Banner!

Stephanie D. said...

Happy birthday, America!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Love the post! The 2nd verse is SO moving!!

diana said...

even tho it's late... happy independence day to you, too. i hope you had a wonderful day.

and even tho it's easier to say the 4th, i try really hard to make sure i call it independence day.