Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Fourth of July Fun
My husband's sister Jean and her oldest son Greg. Greg is an Army chaplain and he has the privilege of serving at Ft.Lewis, a few blocks from his childhood home. This home is where Jean and her husband host a big fourth of July celebration every year. They live on a lake so there are many fun activities . This family was very excited to celebrate the fourth of July. The two young men are brand new American citizens. They were adopted by this lady and her husband who run a home for boys without families in the Congo.They teach the boys about Jesus ,about compassion, give them an education and a home. They had some very sad and interesting stories. The oldest son, on the left, wants to stay here in America. He was very determined to get a picture of himself with the American flag, especially since he is a new citizen, an American!They will be returning to the Congo in a few weeks, rejoining her husband and their father.
As the sun set, the fireworks exploded all around the lake, everywhere we looked we saw them. It was a nice day. Happy birthday America.