Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

It's Independance week and we celebrated as almost every one does. A little outdoor fun and a BBQ. No matter where we live, we always find a way to be outside and to enjoy some good food. That is how American's love to celebrate, right? Play, play, play, eat, eat, eat.

The Babies swam a bit while the Girls played in their "garden" (aka dirt pit).

Then it was time for our hot dogs and hamburgers.

And a few sparklers.

We are thankful for our Independance this week and always. Our children come from a country where they would not have been free and where they could not mention God. So in our family we are all to familiar with what life would be like if ours were not free. Freedom has a price. That price was death. Our country is free because men died fighting for it. Good men. Men that founded this country on Christian principles. Our eternity has a price. That price was also death. Death on a cross by the Savior of the world. Don't stop fighting for your freedom and don't think it comes without death.

"Give me Liberty or Give me Death." - Patrick Henry

It is vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace; but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?

Forbid it, Almighty God — I know not what course others may take; but as for me — give me liberty or give me death!


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