This weekend was bitter sweet.
We headed up north for our annual get-together with my DH’s family. The littles water skied, swam, had bonfires and played with their cousins. We big people relaxed, reminisced and had a great time.
I read three books. Great books. Incredible books. I guess that’s what bad weather for one of the days and eight hours in the car can do. I’ll try to recap those for you later. I also picked up a few books on my TBR list for me my big kids, thanks to the reviews from some of my blog buddies.
In addition, we celebrated DH’s 40th birthday. Not surprisingly, he had a golf theme. We ate a Titleist Pro V golf ball cake, shared stories (please, God, don’t let my children share his childhood adventures) and sang Happy Birthday twice. All in all, a sweet weekend.
The bitter part occurred far from our vacation, yet too close to home. Our little town was the unfortunate site of one of Minneosta’s holiday weekend fatalities.
Sadly, three children in Eldest’s grade were directly and significantly affected. My heart and prayers go out to these children and their families.
I would also like to honor our victims of war. May they always be remembered for their bravery, courage, loyalty and patriotism. I do not take their gift of blood lightly and embrace the freedoms they have given me. My world is a better place for their sacrifices.
For those soldiers still on foreign soil, thank you for your willingness to fight for the freedom of others. May you return home safely to those who love you.
God Bless~ cat