04 July 2011

Blessings on the 4th of July

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty." - John F. Kennedy

Carved onto the sides of the Washington monument are several prayers written to our first president.  Close to the top is the prayer offered by the City of Baltimore.  The prayer is in the form of a blessing:

"May heaven to this union continue its beneficence.
May brotherly affection with union be perpetual.
May the free constitution which is the work of our ancestors
be sacredly maintained and its administration be stamped with wisdom and virtue.

 From our Cottage By The Sea, right back at ya, God bless you!

 And God Bless America.

"Laus Deo"  (Praise the Lord.)





toi said...

Happy 4th July 2011 :)!

NanaDiana said...

I have been thinking about you all week and wondering where the heck you had disappeared to!!! Wellllll???? Glad to see you here. Have a wonderful, blessed 4th. I had to work today but will be home for fireworks! Nice to see you- xo Diana

bichonpawz said...

Beautiful Tia!!! I just love your cottage!!! Blessings to you, my friend!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your white patio furniture with the blue, very charming and lovely!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

Julie Harward said...

Beautiful...everything, the quote, the sunset (better than fire works) and your lovely home! :D

blessedmom's simple home said...

Hi Tia,
The front of your house looks alot like your header photo with the flag flying there :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

The cottage looks cool and peaceful. Glad you are posting again. Missed you.
ps. on count-down mode now...two weeks until our wedding day extraveganza!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Did you do anything fun to celebrate?