“July turned into August without making a sound. The giant flowers turned their blossoms toward heaven. They followed the sun….” Liz Curtis Higgs
Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day – the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 – was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
June 8, 2017 Glazebrook Park
Let us be grateful for the men and women that serve our country in the armed forces to protect us. Help us all to honor our soldiers… past and present with the thankfulness of care and above all live a life worthy of the honor of their sacrifices and freedoms we enjoy.
My granddaughter gave these to me with one of her big happy smiles and hugs. What sweet memories violets evoke of when I did the same for my mom and grandma. What a blessing to share and know that these are eternal memories because love was shared. Have a wonderful May!
Life is hard and we all feel it, experience it, and would like to run, hide, or just sulk. I fully admit to brooding and entertaining gloom over the news, a health issue, or relational strain. My faith and confidence is bolstered by a good song, a hearty hug, sound words, a comfort meal, or a restful sleep. The image below was taken on a windy, cloudy, 33 degree day on a brief “therapy walk”. These remind me of the spunk and defiance we all need sometimes to shine brightly, to dance in the wind, and to allow our hearts to be filled with thanksgiving and pleasure. So here they are, the tender creation of One so much greater who knew just what I needed today. (And maybe, you as well)