This is the second of only two posts I added to the myspace page. Has anyone ever heard their grandparents refer to a couple as Peat and Repeat? I would be interested to know.
Revolution (originally posted on July 4, 2007
I've not often really truly appreciated the 4th of July. Of course I love being off work, and I do appreciate that I live in America, but not enough. When in high school, I remember studying about the revolution and all I was concerned about was remembering enough to pass the test. The famous battles and quotations have always been disjointed in my mind. Yes, I remember the phrase "The shot heard round the world." And "One if by land, two if by see." I remember history in little snippets. Today, I watched the History Channel's documentary on the American Revolution with keen interest. After all these years, (I've been out of high school for 31 years), I was able to put it together in sequence and connect all the dots. Now, I'm not saying I will remember it long, but today I am rather pleased to actually understand how it all came together. And I realize fully the sacrifice that was made for our freedom. I never remembered or understood exactly what the Stamp Act was, didn't connect Paul Revere's ride with the famous "Shot", but now I see.
I could see the hand of God in some of the successful battles that should have been lost. Whether America will admit it or not, God has blessed us. Much more than we deserve, I might add. I truly wish we could get back to the precepts that originated the move to the New World, and the Biblical basis for our legal system. America, America, God shed His Grace on thee.
Eventhough the Revolution didn't start out as just that, but as a gradual progression, I'm so very blessed to be one of those who enjoy the results. I can't imagine living in a country where the freedoms we have are not allowed. Being able to sleep late, and lay around the house doing nothing all day may not be the best way to spend a holiday such as this, but it was sooo very nice and relaxing.