Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Blessing of Fathers

This is my husband (far right) with some of our troops!  
Bless his heart...He packed up 4 of our 5 children (Ok, the older 2 packed themselves) and took them on a back packing trip for 2 nights this weekend.  He was the leader for a scout trip so the younger two got to tag a long and sleep in a tent for the first time. My 68 year old father, who is also quite the trooper, hit the trails too.  What a blessing for the grandkids...and equal blessing for the fathers.
I heard lots of great stories about climbing trees, playing cards and capture the flag...
The views looked fabulous...
The best part for me is that everyone made it home safe and sound!
~Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of fathers~
I stayed behind and shared quality time with Angel Baby and my Mom. We bawled our eyes out watching the PBS Memorial Day Special.
We are flying our flags in memory of our fallen heroes, today.  But then again, we're just one of those families that fly our flags every day, lest we forget to be grateful.
Faith & Family has a wonderful post On Memorial Day.  Be sure to check it out if you haven't already read it..It's one of the best I've seen.
This prayer was in the Magnificat today:
A Prayer for Memorial Day
Remember, Lord, the fallen
Who died in fields of war,
In flaming clouds,
in screaming crowds,
On streets that are no more,
That we today might waken
And greet this day in peace
With grateful prayer for those who bear
The storms that never cease.
Remember friends and strangers,
And those forgotten now,
Whose names are known to you alone,
Before whose love we bow
And ask that you surround them
With mercy’s endless light
That they may live,
and we forgive
The foe they went to fight.
Remember, Lord, the living,
Who bear the pain of loss-
A death she died who stood beside
Her Son upon the cross.
Remember all your children
The dead and those who weep,
And make us one beneath the sun
Where love will never sleep.

1 comment:

  1. yes, we thank Our Lord daily for our fathers. how wonderful that you had a weekend with your mom and littlest babe. I love your flags! what an inbviting front area you have to your home, Tiffany. (I'm finally able to comment again!!)


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