Honor to Whom Honor

Daily Truth: “Render therefore to all their due…honor to whom honor.”

Honor to whom honor.

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Last night was the hubs birthday.  Now, I know he is ummm…. years old but I still like to do a theme for his birthday. So, considering that the kids and I were away from him for 28 VERY long days, we did a “Super Hero” party – complete with Superman decor.  Yes, I wore a Superman shirt.

After all, he is our super hero.

 

Honor to whom honor.

This week is the 4th of July. Yes, a holiday to remember the birth of our country.  However, it is also a holiday to remember the heroes that served and gave all for our freedoms.

This is another holiday that always makes me cry.  How can you not.

I can’t help crying when I hear songs such as, “Proud to Be An American” or our national anthem.

Honor to whom honor.

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I took the kids to Washington D.C. a couple of weeks ago.  We stopped at the WWII memorial.  Very moving.  Especially when you see the wall of 4,000 stars in which each star represents 100 lives lost during WWII.

 

photo (16)Both my grandfathers served in WWII. One was in the Navy and one was in the Army.

Honor to whom honor.

Arlington Cemetery is another place that makes you stop and think.  The changing of the guards in front of the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” is very moving.

Honor to whom honor.

We need to teach our kids at a very early age to be thankful for our freedoms and to show respect for our country.

This can be done in simple ways.

1.  Fly the American flag…and not just on the 4th.

2.  Dress them up in patriotic colors whenever our country celebrates a national holiday.

3.  Teach them to say, “thank you” to servicemen and women that they see.

The kids love to photo (18)do this in the airport.

4.  Teach them about why our country is so great.  No other country was founded on the principles of the Word of God.

5.  Play patriotic music.

 

6.  Make the 4th a BIG deal. Decorate for it.  Celebrate with friends or family.

7.  Take them to national sights.  Williamsburg is a fantastic family place to learn about the history of our nation.  A little closer to home would be Conner Prairie.

Honor to whom honor.

So, despite political opinions or stands, we have the responsibility as parents to teach our photo (19)kiddos about the history of our country and what makes it truly great.

Enjoy the 4th.  Eat a few hot dogs.  Watch fireworks.  Dress up in red, white, and blue.

Above all, remember to thank the Lord for our great nation.

Honor to whom honor.

 

 

Until next week,

Rebekah

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