This Afternoon after the chores are done. . . .my beloved and I will lower the tattered and worn flag from last year.. . .fold it up and burn it privately. .. the new flag, bright and clean will be hoisted up the flag pole and I'll sing Oh Canada.
This year we have two new Canadians in our family. Little Canadians who have yet to taste their first strawberry warm fresh from the patch, with dust on their toes.
I am especially thankful this year with the two new little Canadians .. . for a land that is free. I can teach them to sing "Jesus Loves Me". . . and all the other little Sunday School songs without fear of being hauled off to jail for speaking my faith.
I am especially thankful this year with the two new little Canadians. . .for a land that has plenty of food. . . this causes me to wonder and be more concerned with those little children who are hungry when they go to bed.
I am especially thankful this year with the two new little Canadians for a land that has health care. . . and education .. . and clean water. . ..
I am especially thankful this year with the two new little Canadians for the family and friends that we have all over Canada. . . .
They say it takes a village to raise a child . .. I am so thankful that our new little Canadians have each another set of grandparents who I know will speak love and truth into their lives.
Happy Canada Day to all my friends. . .
Oh. . .and the flag raising ceremony. . . countryside style. Take #1.