Tuesday, July 06, 2021

How Did You Celebrate?

I'd imagine that this question was asked in some form or another of everyone returning to work after the long weekend. At the Mabry household, we had some time with family, as well as time spent in reflection, napping, whatever my wife does while I'm "thinking" (which involves time at the computer or in front of the TV set), and various other things that occupied us. It seems that retirement has put us into either a groove or a rut, you can decide which, that doesn't vary much except when others are involved. We're glad to see them, but are also anxious to get back into our routine.

As we get back to our everyday lives, let's not forget the meaning of the holiday just past--what we really celebrate, and why. Our flag is still up, and will remain so 12 months out of the year. We're glad for the freedom we have, even though we see struggles for these freedoms each day within our courts, our legislatures, and our center of government. It will never be over, God willing, because when we stop standing up for our freedoms, we shall all fall. I hope that's never the case. How about you? 


Patricia Bradley said...

Around my house, we say, "Love to see the headlights turn into the drive and then we love to see the taillights. lol

My flag stays up year-round, too, Richard. That and the Christian flag. I have to believe our God founded this nation and He's big enough to save it from the whackos. :-)

Priscilla Bettis said...

Yes, the 4th matters! The hubster spent the weekend with his mother while I held down the fort. I got lots of edits done and watched some spooky movies (that he doesn't care for). It was a pleasant weekend, but I'm glad he's back.:-)