Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tears on the Fourth

Yesterday our fourth of July celebrations began at a local parade.

We had spent the morning rushing to arrive before the streets were closed so I didn't have a moment to take the day in until right as the parade was starting.

As the first few vehicles inched by and the patriotic music reached our ears my eyes welled up with tears and I had to still my quivering lip.

I was overwhelmed with thankfulness.

Thankfulness for the ones who have given their lives for my freedom.

Thankful for rest.

Thankful for work.

Thankful for the freedom of speech.

Thankful for play.

Thankful for good food.

Thankful for times of refreshing.

Thankful for him.

And them.

Thankful for unconditional, loyal, always and forever love.

Thankful that He who began a good work in me is faithful to finish the task He undertook.

What are you thankful for today?


Jodi said...

Lovely post :) I'm thankful for the arrival of summer weather!

Hannah said...

Thank you Shiree, for the reminder of how precious life is!!
I'm thankful for amazing relationships