Sunday, July 04, 2010

Land that I LOVE!

I was really surprised how when we first moved to England 6 weeks prior to Independence Day in 2008 just how emotional we would be on that very day. I literally cried about not being home to celebrate with our family & friends this momentous time of the year that commemorates our independence, freedom, patriotism, and blessings.

Last night we were at the home of some friends along with over 300 other people to honor our country. This family welcomed all of us in style with food, games, contests, all ending in a beautiful fireworks show. And then as the fireworks were going off, "Born in the U.S.A." came on by Bruce Springsteen and I felt tremendous joy to be back here.

The weather for this entire holiday weekend has been glorious here in Michigan and I couldn't feel more blessed by God than I do right now. I hope you are enjoying life wherever you are, too.

Happy Independence Day!!


Rachel said...

That's really cool that living overseas made you appreciate our Independence Day more. I guess they don't really celebrate that over there - it'd be "The Day that New Country Beat us Up and Left Us" Day.

And...300 people??!?!? Those are some brave hosts.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

When we lived overseas our family always visited the American cemetaries. I wrote about it on my blog in Memorial Day 2008. There are many such cemetaries in England.

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow over 300 people? What a party. I'll bet it was an independence day celebration. Sounds fun.

Denise said...

Wow, that's quite a party - 300! So glad you're back home and can celebrate such a great day with great family and friends.

Diana said...

Sounds fun and what a blessing to be at home with family and friends.

Joyce said...

We had a fun weekend too...nothing like America on the 4th of July!

JenD said...

that was fun celebrating wasn't it. those fireworks were great and we had fun visiting too. Take care