|My friend's son made his own flag for the parade|
My actions as a mother should be as deliberate as those of our mother hen, who is now teaching her little chicks to roost. Fear and selfishness can play no part if I am to help them thrive and survive in this big world. It is for their good that I slowly allow them to go to new and loftier places. If I rein them in, they will only yearn to break free and distance themselves all the more. No, I will do my best not to make the mistake the mother country of our nation did. Instead, I will gently teach them what I can and then learn to let them grow and go.
I hope you enjoy some snapshots of our day with family for a BBQ and ending with a hometown parade.
|Salad made by Brandon's cousin|
|My dear and wonderful sis-in-law and niece|
|Trying to get eva to be in a picture, Uncle Danny goofs around with intimidation with stink eye.|
|Enjoying the 65 degree pool.|
|Waiting to march in the parade with our school.|
|Cousins by the side of the parade.|
|Great grandpa can't see anymore, but he came to enjoy the parade just the same|
|The kids' cousin. It was hot for the first time in a LONG time today|
|My feet. Dirty from gardening, but OH So happy in the sun|