A wonderful country we live in! Sometimes when I am feeling reflective I begin to think what would have been should God have seen fit to place me in this world in a different country. Perhaps somewhere European, somewhere American, somewhere African, etc. How much different my life could have been, how much different my circumstances would be, how much less I might have to be thankful for. I try not to be complacent or take for granted the abundance I have but as a human being that can creep in without so much as a thought. Yesterday was a gentle reminder of all we have to give praise for…a beautiful world, a great country, amazing friends, family, life!!! I’m not sure I need to say more but, “Thank you Lord for all you’ve given”.
We started out the day with a great homemade pancake/waffle breakfast with three other families, then off to the parade where we met up with three more families, then home for a restful afternoon, complete with naps all around and quiet time as a family, then off to an evening bbq with four other families and topped if off with some great fireworks. Needless to say it was a busy, fun-filled day with some exhausted kids at the end but everyone was happy and feeling very patriotic. James said that this day of the year ranks close to the top of his favorites and I have say, “well said James, I think you’re right”!