Today is Day 5 (for some reason I feel as though that needs a capital letter) since the storm knocked out our power. I returned home this morning to water the flowers and hang our flag. I snapped some pics while I was there. This is our slamming screen door to the back porch.
I had the wreath already made for Ensign Kaitlyn’s party.
We aren’t celebrating anything today On Sutton Place. Our street is dark and really hot. The sound of generators breaks through the sounds of nature. It’s very hard to hear the birds chirping or the random bark of a dog.
I hung our flag on the front porch. It made me think of all the men and women in our armed forces who aren’t at home either. Any shred of self-pity or frustration I was feeling went immediately away. I had nothing to complain about.
Being away from home is like having a part of me missing. Even though I long to return, I am grateful my family is safe and comfortable.
Wishing you all a Happy Independence Day…stay safe. Many thanks to the families of our armed forces who are celebrating today without a loved one. The quote at the top of this post really says it all. It’s in printable form so feel free to download it for yourself.