Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day



 On this Memorial Day Weekend, let us remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.  Let us most of all remember Him who gave His life for our eternal freedom.

A Soldier and the Cross


Proudly they serve with honor, so brave
To protect Old Glory, that so freely waves

Giving their time, their bodies, their minds
And often, too often, even their lives.

Forgotten with time, are the men that give
So that you and I might freely live.

A mother, a wife, a child will cry
Yet never known to you and I

He served his land, and served her well
He fought for freedom, and there he fell.

A hero, deserving of honor and praise
Is quietly lowered into a grave.

For many years people will come
To reap the harvest for which he’s sown.

Never stopping to wonder or ever think
The great price paid, for freedom to ring.

How great a debt we owe these men
A debt to repay, we couldn’t begin

Let’s stop to remember, and thank God for
These heroes, these men, who have gone before.

With grateful hearts, let it be said
That we’ll remember our honored dead.



Humbly he came, with love to earth
To offer life eternal through his birth.

He gave his time, his body, his mind
And in the end, he gave his life

Forgotten with time, this man that came
A world in which to seek and to save.

A mother one day would stand and cry
As she watched this man, her son, crucified.

He walked this land, he taught and served
Without the glory and honor he deserved.

A hero, deserving of honor and praise
Quietly died and was placed in a grave.

Though risen again, a great price he paid
So that all mankind might be saved.

For many years people will come
And reap the harvest for which he’s sown.

How great a debt we owe this man
A debt to repay, we couldn’t begin

Let’s stop to remember, and thank God for
This hero, this man, who has gone before.

With grateful hearts, let it be said
Our Saviour’s death was not in vain.

Mary-Belle Simmons © 2001


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dental Season

I do not like dentists.  Oh, I'm sure they are fine people.  Outside of the office.  I'm just a baby and I don't like going.  The chair isn't comfortable, my mouth just doesn't open THAT wide, naturally, and I am always thinking of what I could be doing instead.

It's Dental Season here.  Meaning time for all of the children to have their checkup.  One. at. a. time.  Can't schedule too many, in case we cancel, you see - the dentist would have to take the day off.  So finally, today, I have the final appointment of this season.  Then we'll start it back up again in 4 months. Yes, they go every 6 months, but it takes so long to get finished, that we're already well on our way to the next...

Did I mention I don't like dentists?  At least he doesn't have teeth :)