Yesterday was (obviously) the 4th of July:).... hooray!!!!! I was so pleased to see Old Glory line the main street of my town. It just gives you the patriotic feeling of gratitude of being born into this country! But although I love this country, I do not like the direction it is going: away from God each and every day. So it's holidays like yesterday that are bittersweet.
My dear sister-in-law, niece, nephews and I went down to Philadelphia to get J and T and lead them to a picnic at my sister's home. We had a very nice time and the rain even held off;) Imagine that! Afterwards we went back to the hospital where we stood on top of a 6-story parking garage with 15 other friends and watched the fireworks.
And did we ever see fireworks!!!!
It was a sight I don't think I'll forget for a very long time. As we stood on the roof, all we could see were fireworks shooting off everywhere. No matter what direction we looked in, we saw fireworks. These weren't even *official* fireworks, like Penn's Landing. These were just the citizens of the city of Brotherly Love showing their appreciation for their country in a very visible way. What amazed me even more was the consistency of the fireworks. We stood there for an hour just watching and wondering.
One thought kept running through my mind. How often do the people of America ever agree on one subject? Look no further than the politicians, the courts, the malls, and the workplace. Everyone has their own opinion. But on this one day it seemed as if every firework that went off was saying, "I love America." It was an amazing sight to behold.
"Land of the free.
Sweet home of liberty.
But it came at such a great price.
Our soldiers brave and true,
gave their lives for me and you.
Thank God for the red, white, and blue."
(Sung by the John Marshall Family on "I Am Not Ashamed")
Next year I think I know where I'll go view some fireworks...