Saturday, August 31, 2013

Now officially on the count-down to a homecoming!

When Ranger called to say he and his buddies were stepping onto their bird, his father and I were standing in an antique mall where he was reading to me from a book he'd just found (and later bought)... He read:

The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. -- I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. -- Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will triumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776

We're on the count-down to a homecoming now... On we go!


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    1. Thank you, Becky! Your prayers for our son mean the world to me!

      It also thrills me to have you reading along,



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