Happy “Independence Day” commonly known as the Fourth of July,is a federal holiday in the United States,commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4,1776,declaring independence from The Kingdom of Great Britain,(now officially known as the United Kingdom) parades,grilling,barbeque’s,family gatherings,red,white,and blue decorations,can be seen all over the city,and our country..Everywhere,America Flags,are blowing in the wind,we have 3 flags on our property,large, medium,and small…However, the big bang comes at dusk,after/when the sun goes down,the greatest event of the season occurs!!!!! FIRE-WORKS~~~~~ yea….Firstly, let me express my feelings on this joyous,happy* food-filled ,loud,family day,the fourth of july…As a youngster,6,7, yrs…The 4th,always meant a day of fun,food,friends,and Family…….My mom and her 4 sister’s,headed out to our local park-fondly named,(LOWER-HURON PARK) they arrived at the park by 5:00am,to secure their area,as,we needed 5 to 6 Pinic-Tables,for the whole Crew….lol….we were all one-together,yes, “We Are Family” lol…I loved seeing my aunts and uncles,from 3 different States…Cousin’s,of all ages,(we have so much to catch up on) (boys)..lol…My mom look forward to seeing Sister’s from Ill.,Ohio,and Florida…Our home was spotless,for now…(who cares).lol….At the park,which is always jammed-packed on the 4th,there is also a beach,located at the rear of the park..Always  clean,the water a clear sky blue, the sand, clear and packed,waiting on sand castle’s and dunes to be constructed….We often, had to pass up a trip over to the beach,as over-crowding,was a huge problem….Therfore, we remained,in our area,playing games,riding the swings,playing horse-shoes,running,and race’s….Now, this was Fun!!!!! Secondly, the Food, it was the best assortment of edibles,one could ever imagine,for, we had any food you dared dream of….Meanwhile,years has passed…My Dear Mom, and 4 aunts have passed on, 2 uncles also..-sigh-(sadness over-comes me) o.k. I can move on…I now have 3 grown children,4 grandchildren,and on this Fourth of July 2014,2 of my sister’s and brother-in-law’s are visiting from Atlanta and Florida,3 nieces’,2 nephew’s,are here also..I smile as my now grown daughter, expressed how she could hardly wait to see her favorite cousin,from the ATL.(they wanted to talk about men,children,life) “Sound familiar”????? lol..The world goes around and around…However,some things remain the same.. Our Family remains the same…Praise Jesus…Well, the sun is going down,it’s 8:15,pm. the little-ones are so excited,for, they know it’s “Fire-Works Time…..We only have child=proof works,for the little-ones’s,however, the older teens have all sort of fire-works,some look scary,and loud….Loud….. Here’s to another 4th.of July,it’s a beautiful sunny,airy day,not a cloud in the sky…….God Bless America……Blm 1957,hug your children,keep them close,protect them,inspect, what Fire-Works,are being lit..Stay Safe…… Happy 4th. of July…#Happy Birthday America… Lastly.Happy “16” Birthday, First-Daugther…… Peace…blm1957@wordpress.com.. 


~~~~~THOUGHTS ON JULY 2014~~~~~

            Hi my friends and family,If you are like myself,you are amazed that (OMG) why, its July* already……..I can clearly remember,as if it were yesterday. Gleeful,for the “New Year,” joyfully and with much anticipation turning my new*2014 calendar to the month of January………Now, 7 months later, a little wary, fighting to keep the Faith* (at all cost) knowing, Jesus, (Did Not) bring me this far in life, TO LEAVE ME…..AMEN & AMEN…..  Touching me on those days, when I just wanted to give up*…For, I was just tired………….However, I can now report, ‘ALL IS WELL’ I’m alive,healthy, with a Home to reside in, Food to eat,(every thing I like)…lol… No Pains rake my body,(Nor, my husband and children,grandchildren)…Bills, are paid!!! what a Blessing,and I’m indeed TRULY* grateful for the Favor of Jesus in our lives…..It has not* always been Harmonious,and Easy.Thus, I’m so Thankful and Grateful…..As, I looking how I have Grown* in this phase of my life….Thank you Father…..Forgive me friends,as, I had to get that off my Chest)….As well, when I arose this morning, watching the morning news,(the first 4 stories,were about death…..Shootings,hit&run,and car-jackings…(my heart cried out) for the News today is filled with shootings, violence,(that makes one only shake your head,at the Senselessness of it all…Last night 2 miles from my city, a 3 years old child,(baby) was murdered,as she innocently played with her older sister,in her front-yard….Her own yard friends..Her older sister was shot in the leg… ,it is being reported, one of her father’s friends was the shooter,A little girl gone to soon!!!!! Jesus,bless this family in their time of despair..In the mid-west,rain,floods,of record-breaking heights,are being recorded.Out west,the Heat is raging,with temperatures,ranges in the 3-digits,Fires rage,some destroy homes…Moreover,these are beautiful homes,(I can imagine the owner’s delight as they designed and discussed their vision for this new home,and within, an hour,the once Lovely home is/has burned to the ground……….Never, forget how easy it is to become (Home-less) Can you imagine becoming Homeless????? It is happening every-day folks,Help them Father,make a way,open a door for them,ease their hurt,loss, disbelief,and the thought of Where Do We Live Now!!!! Please do not take for granted your blessings,(count them) remain Thankful,try to donate to a shelter,or the Red Cross,when you hear of a family burned out of their home, losing Everything,Everthing…Wow..I,speak words of thanks,for all my blessing,even,a shower,in my private home is a blessing to/for me,for, it means so very much when you can shower, without any assistance..etc.etc..Lastly, I would like to encourage you to stay focus,pray,increase your faith,pray some more…lol… Laugh..Be Happy, in spite of, for, I guarantee you,somewhere,someone is far worst off!! than you..Thus,in this Summery,month of July,stride to make it,help someone in need,share the love,and watch how your blessing flow,keep your Doctor’s Appointments,check your blood-pressure,heart, talk about your health with your Doctor…. I wish you perfect-health,and peace to you and your family,this summer in July….And always..hug your children,keep them close,blm1957@wordpress.com Believe…Peace.. blm 1957 # July 2014