Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Birthday America!

Happy 4th of July! Here is my 4th of July fact that I like to share because it's not something I learned in school....I learned it when I was homeschooling my kids. Thomas Jefferson died on the 4th of July 50 years to the day of the signing of the Declaration of Independance. John Adams who was his political rival and good friend Also dies on the same day. It is rumored that is last words were....Thomas Jefferson lives on...not knowing that Jefferson had died that morning. So there you have the history lesson of the day and what a GREAT day it is to be an American.

My goodness things are so busy around here and everything that I have been working on is all CHA stuff that I can't show you yet. However, starting on Monday I get to give sneek peaks so you won't have to wait too much longer. For now I am going to post my American Girl Scrapbook page that I made last year. You might have saw it already and if not it is again.

Also, my dear sweet friend Amy lives in Guam and I have known her since I lived in Florida 8 years ago....time flies. We immediately clicked and used to stamp the nights away til 2:00 am. It's not often that you make a Navy friend that you keep in touch with and Amy is my one that I will always be in touch with....she's Bailey's God Mother.

Anyway, the last time I saw her son TJ he was around 12 years old and now as you will see in this video TJ is all grown up! {Amy stop reading this now cause you are just going to start crying....again.}

I love this video because Darrell, Amy's husband, is an active duty Gunner's Mate Cheif {which is what my husband retired as three years ago} and Darrell is doing the official swearing in of TJ as he joins the Navy! OMG....I cry like a baby every time I see this because it is such an honor for a Father to do this for his only son.

Amy made me laugh so hard the other night because Darrell told TJ that bootcamp will be a breeze because he has been living in Darrell's bootcamp for the last 18 years. TJ told Amy his greatest please in life so far is that Darrell had to salute TJ at the end of the ceremony. Tooooo funny! Anyway, TJ will be coming here to Chicago this fall for bootcamp and I am so excited because that means Amy will be here for graduation! Yeah....I miss her so much!

So when you watch this video be thankful for your freedom because it is people like TJ and Darrell that work and live to ensure that you have the right to be an American. Hope you have a wonderful day and safe celebrations too!

See ya on the blog!

1 comment:

Pearlann66 said...

HBO made a mini series "John Adams" it was great and they played it all day today.
They played up that fact that they both died on the 4th of July with out each other knowing they were each that ill.
Have a great day!!