Today is Independence Day! We thought we would celebrate the day by going down to the beach to take in a little shopping, dinner and then a moonlight walk on the strand. Nothing fancy, just relaxing. Last year we went out for dinner, played putt-putt and then went down to the strand for our moonlight walk. To our surprise, they had a fireworks show and we sat on the strand and watched. It was fantastic! I'm hoping they will have the fireworks again this year.
Tomorrow, we have been invited over for a cook-out and swimming in a friend's pool. It has been quite a while since I had on my swimsuit. When I tried it on - you guessed it - it would not fit! Today while we are at the beach, I have to try to find a new swimsuit. I assure you all that it will not be one with a "coconut bra"! Ha ! Ha !
Sunday is going to be an extra special day at church. I don't remember whether or not I have told you, but we are celebrating our church's 100th Anniversary. We will have a patriotic cantata as well as a presentation in which the church will receive special recognition from our state legislature. It is all so exciting! Afterwards, in the evening service, we will have have our annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social! Everyone brings some type of item for making sundaes, or a churn of homemade ice cream. I always take a churn of blueberry ice cream. It seems to be a favorite! I like the peach, strawberry, and pineapple. We usually have a churn of each, along with the vanilla. Hopefully, someone will bring bananas for banana splits! Lynn, I'm sorry, but I can't resist! I'll diet another day!
Last night our hometown had the annual fireworks display. They were great! We meet at a local high school football field where the town sponsors a "pre-fireworks" show - the usual salute to veterans, beauty queens singing, dancing and cheering , etc. Around 9:30 p.m. the FIREWORKS started! Mr. Plant Lady and I watched from the bleachers while recordings of Toby Keith and others' songs were played. We can't forget Lee Greenwood's "I'm Proud to be an American," which is a favorite!
We are so blessed to live in a country where we have the freedoms that we do. Freedom to assemble ourselves together, freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedoms that we often take for granted. This 4th of July, let's remember the sacrifice of those who fought and died for our freedom. Let's remember the sacrifice that our Saviour made for our greatest freedom - the ULTIMATE FREEDOM! Freedom from the consequences of sin!
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!