We had a few "4th" celebrations this year...some with family some with friends. It was a great weekend, hot, but fun. While I was at the Braves game last weekend (that post to follow), I for some reason was struck during the "Star Spangled Banner" of our freedom. I looked around that massive stadium at folks enjoying themselves and realizing our liberty to be at a ball game, freedom to wear what we want, freedom to yell out for our team....we have many more blessings than that in this country (modern medicine, a democratic government...) but at the game, those things rang true with me. Thank you God, that it was in your plan for me and my family to be a part of the Great US of A.