This was a full day - full of being grateful for so many things. I am grateful for: being able to get up and exercise even though it's not my favorite thing to do; seeing the sun come up after a couple of overcast days; knowing that I am loved; and the list goes on and on and on . . .
Most importantly, today I am grateful to live in a country that allows its people to disagree with each other and the government without concern for their safety, a country that welcomes others in to share in the wealth of it and where I can openly worship my way. I am grateful for those men and women who have fought (some having died) for me to continue to live freely.
To each and every man and woman who have served and are still serving, in our military, THANK YOU. To "my" soldier, my son, who is currently deployed to Iraq: I am proud to be your mother. And lastly, to the unsung heroes, the spouses of these men and women, thank you for holding the homefront while your husbands/wives are serving.
We had beautiful weather today which was a lovely change from the last couple of days. The skies were blue, the sun was shining, and there was a breeze. Glorious.
About 3pm today our good friends, Russ & Pat, pulled into the park! YAY!! We walked over to greet them, got our hugs, then left them alone to set up. There's nothing worse than having an audience while you're trying to do that! :) We made plans to go to dinner once they were finished. So, a little past 5pm, they were finished and we headed out to The Shrimp Basket for their all-you-can-eat shrimp dinners. Yummy.
We had a wonderful time at dinner, catching up with each other's adventures since we last saw each other - in April! Of course, we didn't hear about everything, but we have lots of time over the next couple of weeks. Russ & Pat are going to join us for Pickers dulcimer group tomorrow. That'll be fun. Pat plays the dulcimer and Russ plays the guitar, they will fit right in.
A fantastic day, I'd say! Until the next time . . .