Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Quiet Independence Day

Today will be a quiet and still day at home; a perfect day for reflection.  Holidays feel very different without Dad around, but, alas, work is duty and sometimes it happens.  So instead of a nature walk (like last year) we will snuggle up with a couple of our favorite history authors and read about our Independence Day.  Afterwards, I've already had a request for some silly 4th of July themed movies to watch too.  And much later, we'll try to watch some fireworks from the top of our little hill and I will try to start a pit fire for some smores (yes, this will be a first for me!). 

The 4th of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh and Birthdays of Freedom Book 2 by Genevieve Foster
At dinner tonight, I'll be sure to pull out one of our favorite year round poetry books and read the following:

Prayer on Fourth of July
by Nancy Byrd Turner

This is the birthday of our land;
May all her days be in God's hand.

May all her ways between the seas
Be ways of quietness and peace.

May her good flag shine high and bright,
And all the nations trust its light.

For peace and blessing may she stand,
America our Land!

Have a blessed 4th of July everyone!


Collette said...

Summer is Busy season for my husband, as well...we've totally been there, too! (LOL, I learned how to start our fire pit for the first time, this summer too! :) You are a good Mama, keeping the celebrating going - and it sounds like a very lovely day!! Have a blessed rest-of-the-week!

Jenny said...

Thanks Collette :-D All turned out well(the boys gathered & placed the wood just right) and there were smores a plenty that night ; )