Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Blogger won't let me upload any photos other wise instead of my ramblings you'd see more of Gwen's beautiful photography. She was finally able to go through her photos from the Bunya Mountains and while the girls stayed with them later that week. Soon you'll be able to see them. I promise.

Today was the church ladies' Christmas luncheon. We had a tea party theme and we were to decorate a hat. It was very fun. The hospitality class at school catered for us. VERY YUMMY!!

As I was rushing around going shopping for a hat just before we went something special happened. I knew what today was (Remembrance Day) but forgot as we rushed around. I pulled up to Big W, unloaded all the kids, started rushing them in, came around the corner and was stopped. All these people were standing still. Cars were still going along in the parking lot but there just in front of Big W and the shops beside it no shoppers were moving. I motioned for the girls to stop and be quiet as I remembered the day and the time. It was 11:00 on the 11th day of the 11th month. Over the loud speaker they were playing The Last Post. We all stood quietly as the song finished. After another few seconds of silence everyone went back to what they were doing. I was reminded how I got so busy with normal homeschooling stuff that I forgot to teach the girls of Armistice/Remembrance Day as they asked why we had stopped. I should've taken them to the service at school or at least did some activities with them at home but for this year it was enough to see the respect that all those people had as they took the time to stop for a minute to honour those who have served and died for our country.

As it was Remembrance Day and we were having a tea party themed Christmas lunch, Steve combined all three of those things in his devotion. The men at the Boston Tea Party were fighting for freedom, the soldiers were fighting and dying for our freedom and so Christ came to give us our eternal freedom.

Well, Josh is home and dinner is just about done. I'll upload those photos when I can. TTFN!! =)

1 comment:

grammynurse said...

Thank you for the reminder as I first get up this morning. This week has been full of reminders with the burials yesterday of those killed at Fort Hood. I'm thankful for all the military, but how often do we take time to honor them?
Will enjoy the pictures whenever they can be uploaded.