"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
We had beautiful weather yesterday for Memorial Day. This is not usually the case. Normally it is snowing :) We took the boys up to the cemetery for the service the VFW puts on.
I want our boys to know this is not just another 3-day holiday weekend. It is so important to remember our heritage and the sacrifices that have been made so we can enjoy the life we have.
I always love the 21 gun salute, and I always cry during Taps. I don't know how you could not.
Because the five year old has autism, I always try to give him a warning of noises to come. He's very sensitive to them. I told him before the ceremony even began that the guys with the guns were going to shoot them and that it would be loud, but that I would warn him when it was time. He immediately plugged his ears. It took quite awhile to convince him that they weren't going to shoot right away.
And here are my two favorite military men... My dad
And our oldest son.
And because I know he doesn't like his formal picture, here's one he should like better :) I'm very proud of both of them. My husband's grandfather and uncle both served in the military too, as well as my uncle, and then we have others in our extended family that also served. His grandfather fought in WWII.
I loved seeing this old jalopy at the cemetery. It just seemed to fit the mood of the day.
After the service, we wandered around to all the family gravesites. Some years we have gone with my mother-in-law to decorate the graves. That's always such a rich experience as we get to hear all the family history and see who all we're related too. This year we didn't get to do that, but we still enjoyed our tour of the family sites. Some of them have very unique grave stones.
This is his uncle's grave. The stones are a section from a petrified tree. I didn't get a good picture of it, but the shorter one has crystals or something on it - it glistens beautifully in the sun.
By the end of the hike the boys were ready to rest for a bit. If you look close, you'll see that the two year old has gathered up another pine cone. He can't go anywhere without coming home with one of those. :)
This is the view of our town from the hilltop cemetery.
Here's the pine cone.
After the service we went to lunch and ate outside. The boys found a ton of dandelions. When we loaded back up, the two year old thought his puppy would like to smell one :)
He's quite a character. That's a pencil case on his head.
I just love how much our sky changes from day to day.
And these pictures are posted at the request of the ten year old.
He tried explaining it to me but I might get it mixed up. There are three sections - house, playroom and workshop, and a garage underneath.
I'm a born again believer in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Son of God. I am a very happily married wife and a homeschooling mom of five of the greatest kids in the world. We live in a little mountain town in Wyoming, which we love. I enjoy reading and studying God's Word, homeschooling my treasures from Heaven, sewing and doing all sorts of crafts.
Shelter~"That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security. He that defends or guards from danger. To cover from violence, injury, annoyance or attack. To defend; to protect from danger; to secure or render safe; to harbor."
"The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture." Doug Phillips
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow... For babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow... So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep... I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!!
You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be - I had a Mother who read to me. ~ Stricklan Gillilan