Hubby and I had a wonderful day yesterday, celebrating Veterans Day. First, we went to the Veterans Day parade in downtown Melbourne, which is a lovely place to visit. A little girl handed him this card, and he told her, "You've made my day!" I told the parents how much I admire them for teaching their children to honor the military. Patriotism is not dead, Gail-Friends, and I'm thankful for that.
Here are some photos from our time at the parade:
It was great to see people in the crowd decked out in patriotic clothing. We always dress up. Here's a closeup of the pin I wore, which I made years ago.
After the parade, we went to Applebees for lunch. All veterans received their meals FREE, which is another blessing I'm thankful for. Our motto is, "If it's free, it's for me." Doesn't he look happy? And he's still just as cute as the first time I met him at the skating rink when I was sixteen.
That afternoon, we attended the Massing of the Colors at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa. Even though the temperature was in the nineties, we still enjoyed a wonderful ceremony honoring the veterans. We attend every year, and I think the best part is that G-d is also honored by the speakers and by the prayers offered. The last song we sang was the Battle Hymn of the Republic, which always touches my heart. Hearing the words, "Glory, Glory, Halelujah! His Truth is marching on!" gives me chills. It reminded me that, in spite of the darkness we see in our country and the world, His will is supreme. He's got this.
While in Melbourne, we visited Old Time Pottery. I'm so thankful for a husband who doesn't mind my meanderings through "women's" stores. He patiently pushed the cart and encouraged me to take my time. I fell in love with this sign. Isn't it the truth? I'm so thankful for my family. If you've never been to Old Time Pottery, be sure to stop in. It's wonderful.
We also visited the Dollar Tree, where we found a selfie stick for $1.00. Since our selfies always turn out super scary, I thought this would help. I got to thinking...if you take a pic of yourself, it's a selfie. So.... If it's two people, is it an "ussie"? If it's three or more, is it a "groupie"? We'll need more practice with the stick, as you can see.
Our doxie got a new shirt, too. It says, "Who rescued whom?"
I heard a great quote today, which I'm pondering:
You don't believe what you SAY, you believe what you LIVE.
And this verse from Ephesians 5:20 touched me this morning:
"always give thanks for everything to G-d the Father
in the name of our L-rd Yeshua the Messiah."
What are you thankful for today, Gail-Friends?
Thankful Thursday is my day to focus on and be thankful for all of the good things in my life.
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