Jul 4, 2017

July 4th.. ~

May the odds be forever in your favor.
The greatest lesson we can learn from the past is that freedom 
is at the core of every successful nation in the world...

Our first one here in Branson.  Our second July fourth without 
Brutus and Shadow. So much has happened since Brutus died.  I am sure our 
life would have turned out differently had my baby still been alive, but it is what 
it is and regrets aside, life in Branson has taught us more than we expected.  

Forever this will be a part of our lives that when we look back
 one day we will sure have stories to tell.  Who knows
 maybe even a book, but that's another thing.

July 4th morning.  It's raining like crazy.  Arvid and Sniff still in bed.
I'm awake and thinking of oh so many things.  Last night when the fireworks
 began, we thought of Brutus and how Arvid would go with him to the bed,
pick him up and comfort him.  Sniff does not like that much.

He is scared, but not  as scared as Brutus was.  Sniff does not want to
be picked up for long.  Shadow was fearless.  At least for the
 short time we had him.  To all a very good day.

Our life has changed.  It's not bad.  It's just different.
I may not have everything I want, I I do have everything I need.
 Happy 4th of July to all.  Be safe and have a good time.

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never 
had it taken from you.  Freedom is never given, it is won, 
and it's nothing else but a chance to be better....