Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Me & The Grand Old Flag

Continuing with the challenge to have a complaint free week...I want to praise the Lord for our country.
Today is Flag Day.
The Flag..."the emblem of the land I love,
The home of the free and the brave."

What a blessing to live in this country.  Even in the midst of all that is wrong there is so much more right about our land.  Thank you Lord, you could have put me anywhere, thank you for putting me here....where I'm free to praise You.  

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag,
And forever, in peace, may you wave,
You're the emblem of
The land I love,
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'Neath the red, white, and blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag,
But, should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep you eye on the grand old flag.

My sticky note reminder for today:

"The Grand Old Flag...."

Speaking of old....I'm 56 years old today.
Happy Birthday to me!
When I was a little girl a lot more homes displayed flags on Flag Day than do now.  I used to think they were putting them up for me, 'cause it was my birthday!

Praising God for life!!  Thanking Him for giving me such a wonderful one!


Dorthe said...

Dear Marie,
Yes we are truly lucky to live where we can feel free to think and do almost what we wants-
I say thanks for that every day, too :)
Hugs and smiles-

Miss Debbie said...

Happy Birthday,Marie! I hope you have a wonderful day blessed by the people that you love and with the things you enjoy! I agree that there is much about the USA that grieves me, but I would not want to live anywhere else!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Marie,
I just came in from placing my little flags in my plants outdoors. It is a beautiful day, and I, too, will proudly display our flag today.

Best wishes for a Happy Birthday. I hope you get time celebrating with your family today. ~Natalie

Hopemore Studio said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you! I will hang my flag out for you :-)

Emily said...

Have the Happiest of Days!

Ann said...

Happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear Marie
happy birthday to you.

I hope you have a grand day:)

Scrap for Joy said...

Happy Birthday dear friend! 56...I remember it well. I love birthdays and I hope you had a fun day (even though you probably worked) and a special dinner. You are a very kind and loving woman and I'm so happy to "know" you. (I hope you got your e-card this morning...something will come later in the week to your door!)
Cheers to you Marie!