Saturday, July 04, 2009

Independence

Well, now we can all see how good I am at keeping resolutions. Wasn't this a fun experiment? The pressure was building to keep telling funny, creative stories. But nothing funny or creative was happening in my life, all I could think of was sad things to write about. And who wants to read a sad blog? I know I don't. And so I left it. And now I'm back! And it's the 4th of July. A happy occasion, which I can write about. Unless you start thinking about all the bloodshed which transpired for Independence to come about. All the brothers and sons and fathers dying and all the sisters and mothers and wives grieving. I hear the sound of firework cannons blasting and my windows rattle, and all I can think of are families huddling in their homes, wondering with each blast if it was their family at the receiving end. Because a king wanted to rule a country across an ocean. When will all this death and dying and suffering and grief and loss end? When our true King returns, and calls us home. It can't come soon enough. And that my friends IS a happy thing to write about!

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Julia, you are a very funny girl! :) I just couldn't help but laugh at how this 'happy' blog turned 'bloody' with 'cannons blasting' and huddled families... :) Anyway, it is very true what you said. It will be all very happy when our King returns and restores all things to what they ought to be.

Lynn said...

I just now read this out loud to Tom. And guess what he did? He laughed. :)

Jane said...

The King IS coming!

Friends of Narnia said...

Very true, Julia. Actually, watching the fireworks I couldn't help thinking about all the soldiers who were hearing the same thing, only they were wondering if one of the blasts would be the last they heard...Thanks for the encouragement, Julia. There is a happy day coming!!! No more tears. :)

~Queen Lucy~

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reminder! What a joyous reminder that our King is coming........no more sadness, no more death.....but best of all....we will be with HIM!

Yesenia said...

Thank you for the reminder! What a joyous reminder that our King is coming........no more sadness, no more death.....but best of all....we will be with HIM!