Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July

This years 4th of July celebration was once again a fun time with our two families.  The kiddos got to swim, while we all fried fish and shrimp and enjoyed each others company.  Thanks to Nathan's aunt from the Gulf, we enjoyed 40 pounds of fresh shrimp! (bought before the oil spill!)  The fish were crappie that were caught by Nathan and his dad, and Nathan claims he caught most of them...but I'm thinkin his dad probably was the one with more fish!  hahaha  
Either way, we all had a great time.  In the midst of all the celebration I was reminded of the lyrics to a great song , and decided I would end this blog post with it. (and photos of course!) I think we all can find ourselves getting in the mindset of "if I only had this, or if I only had a better car, if I only had a bigger house, all I need is some new clothes, why do I have this job I hate, or why do I not have a job at all..." This song puts it all into perspective and reminds us that God has blessed us far above what we need or deserve.  Hope it is a blessing to you as it was to me.  Happy 4th!
There's nothing like the warmth of a summer afternoon
Waking to the sunlight, and being cradled by the moon
Catching fireflies at night
Building castles in the sand
Kissing Mama's face goodnight
Holding Daddy's hand
Thank you Lord, how could I ask for more

Running barefoot through the grass
A little hide and go seek
Being so in love, that you can hardly eat
Dancing in the dark, when there's no one else around
Being bundled 'neath the covers, watching snow
Fall to the ground
Thank you Lord, how could I ask for more

So many things I thought would bring me happiness
Some dreams that are realities today
Such an irony the things that mean the most to me
Are the memories that I've made along the way

So if there's anything I've learned
From this journey I am on
Simple truths will keep you going
Simple love will keep you strong
Cause there are questions without answers
Flames that never die
Heartaches we go through are often blessings in disguise
So thank you Lord, oh thank you Lord
How could I ask for more

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