We had a 4th of July "re-do" - off to Grandma's house for her annual party and even the same dresses (one size up!) as last year. :) One of my neighbor's had the best patriotic shirt, and I caught this pic with all the girls:
And then we had the patriotic cake and decorations!
And the cousins - who made the party sparkle with fireworks and glow in the dark balloons!
I'm so glad I got these pics - because within the hour - one of my girls slipped in the mud and we had to take her home on towels in the car for outfit #2 and a bath. It must have been a HUGE mud puddle! But we were back in time for BBQ and the next emergency.
One of the older party goers fell over onto the floor - out cold - and 911 had to be called. He insisted he was fine, but the several nurses in attendance gave him baby aspirin and let the paramedics look him over. He stubbornly refused to go to the hospital, signed a waiver, and went home to rest. Later last night, we were told he may have had a stroke and 911 was called again - and this time he went to the hospital. Praying he's ok!
So we continued on and finally got home way past bedtime - but not before reciting the Declaration of Independence to the best of our poor middle aged memories with the elementary kids propping us up. Just thankful that we live in a free country with regular elections to get rid of the inevitable abusers of power. Thanking God for our founding fathers and their great wisdom - recognizing that all men are born depraved - and only the law or Christ can restrain them. Praying Christ begins to reign in the hearts of men once again.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36