our fourth of july parade was rained on. literally.
thankfully, the storm clouds cleared and the sun fought to redeem the day.
god bless the us.
we stepped out our side door and caught our brave little parade of red white and blue.
a little perk of living downtown, prime parade viewing.
elijah was excited, wildly waving his flag. the boy loves his country.
with the rain gone, it was time to check out the festivities happening down the block.
elijah played at the little playground there
and we all enjoyed fresh squeezed lemonade, fries and people watching.
at first i was sad that elijah ran out of this shot. he was just so cute and sweaty.
then i saw this for the art it is. i named it 'patriot with lemonade'.
the thing is. my independence day was another exercise in contentment for me.
i had big dreams and high hopes of sunny fun and fireworks.
the day just turned out differently.
and it was a wonderful day all the same.
i'm grateful for my freedom here in this beautiful united states.
grateful for the price that was paid for me to enjoy laughs and music in
my town square, water freely from a fountain and foot long corn dogs.
even stronger than my gratitude for this land of the free, i'm overwhelmed with the freedom i have in jesus.
i will never get over the relentless grace of my savior. and i'll always tell his story in me.
and god bless the us, where i can share just that.
how did you celebrate america's birthday?
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happiest monday to you!