Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

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I'm an American, and blessed by the Lord to live in a country where His name is regularly praised and He is still prayed to and honored in our customs. The faith of our forefather's led them to make sacrifices and forge a new life and a new system of government where they could be free to live out their religious beliefs. I thank the Lord for allowing me to live in the USA and I don't mind celebrating our independence but also pray every day that my nation will turn back to God.

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My parents are both US Navy veterans which might also be part of my source of pride in our military. I pray for troops serving their country even today and ask that the Lord will comfort and bless them and their families.

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The 4th of July is also my brother's birthday. He is our genuine real-live firecracker! He will be eighteen years old tomorrow and I'm very glad I have this weekend off so I can celebrate with him. We'll be making our yearly rounds of the local parade and fireworks and also check out a picnic in our state's capital hosted by our local "Tea Party" chapter. We'll also have cake and ice cream and presents for Andy. Can't wait to celebrate!

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All of these darling Victorian postcards I found online at an interesting little site. I love the old-fashioned feel! :)

Praying your weekend is bright and sunny and filled with the Lord's blessings!

Mood:
excited
Excited

2 comments:

Robert said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!

I checked out that site and I like all the different Victorian style cards they have.

Also wanted to say that I like how you add some text to your screen caps.

Paulina said...

Happy Fourth of July! I´m in Mexico right now so I didn´t get to celebrate this year :(

Thanks so much for the comment you left me! It´s so nice to not feel so alone.

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