There is a phrase that has stuck with me since I was little. I usually think of it in times like Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Independence Day...
FREEDOM isn't FREE
And it's true. It's not a right, it's a privilege. I mean, it SHOULD be a right yes, but it comes with a price, it isn't free. And I'm thinking a lot on this today.
My bags are packed, they are in the car waiting. I'm just sitting here downloading a couple books on my mp3 player for listening on the plane (Yes, while I hand quilt!) and then I'll be off to Charlotte to catch my flight to Oregon!
I get in to Redmond about 9pm tonight...Bend time. Which is MIDNIGHT NC time..urrgh. Still, I wonder if I'll be there in time to see any fireworks as we drive from the airport back through Bend and to Randy's house in Sun River!? That would be nice. I think I'm flying in to early to see any from the air. My flight goes from Charlotte to Phoenix to San Francisco to Redmond..and I'm lucky, no long layovers at all..just off one plane and on to the next...I like it that way.
Whatever you and your family and loved ones get up to this holiday weekend, please stay safe, enjoy the small things, take time out to appreciate all that we have!
I'll check in from Oregon when I can!