Happy Friday Ya’ll! I hope that you’ve had a wonderful week. This week has been full of hard work and the beginning of dreams being realized. Here’s a few blessings from along the way.
1) My Logos are in the Mail! (:
One of the really big hurdles that I had yet to jump over had been designing the logos. I knew what I wanted them to look like and I had Mom draw/write them. She’s a much better artist than I am…I wasn’t given the gift of patience. We finished them earlier this week and mailed them yesterday. 🙂 For some reason it felt a little different than I had anticipated…I guess part of that can be attributed to actually being able to see a lot of my hard work pay off. Although I’m no where close to being done. I’m a lot futher than I thought I’d be by this point and am really excited (and a little worried) to see where all of this takes me.
2) The Work and Willingness of our First Responders and Military
Within the last year or two Bradley has decided what he wants to be when graduates highscool. He wants to be a Firefighter/Paramedic. None of us was really surprised considering that from the time he was two years old he has run to the nearst window the minute he hears a siren to watch the engines go by. However this dream has rather suddenly become a reality. He has decided to enroll in a local program to help highschool aged kids begin the necessary training to become a firefighter/paramedic.
Today, he went to fill out some paperwork and pick up his gear. In all honesty I’m happy for him. This is something that he has loved from the time he was a little kid, however that doesn’t mean that I’m not worried about my little brother running into fires. Even though I’m only 20 years old and 3.5 years older than him for some reason I still picture him at about 8 years old. So the idea that he’s actually growing up makes me feel really old and a bit sad, but happy.
With Monday being a day set aside to remember those who have sacrificed to defend and protect our freedoms, I wanted to say a couple of things. First, THANK YOU to all of you that have served our great country. Thank you for the sacrifice that you and your families have made. Our Nation wouldn’t be what it is today without you. Secondly, I want to remind you that freedom isn’t free. Not only have men and women died for the earthly freedom that we have here in America but Jesus died for the spiritual freedom that we all enjoy. He died so that we could be brought near to God (Ephesians 2:13).
I hope that ya’ll have a safe and fun long weekend. Next time you see someone in uniform thank them.
Until next time,