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Independence Day

Sunday, July 3, 2005 4:19 PM CDT

Happy Independence Day! We are so fortunate to live where we do, and are grateful to all those who sacrificed in the service and defense of our country so that we could enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted. Uncle Darren, this one's for you!

We've got a campfire going in the backyard now most evenings. Come by, bring your own marshmallows.

Sleepy days. "Tired" continues to be the word around here. Dave's been feeling very nauseous, too, which concerns me. He's not eating much.

Mom & Dad left, had some things to do. The kids are drifting and kind of lost without them here. We miss Amy and Luke, too.

My dad's best buddy from middle school/high school died a few days ago. His name was Jim Pruitt. They are planning to go to the service in Bellingham. I'm glad that Dad got to see Jim again a few weeks ago.

We need somebody to stay with kids on Thursday while Dave gets chemo. From 8:30 am to about noon. Involves getting boys back and forth to BDAD, too. The pay is terrible for this job, and the perks are worse. :-) Call me if you're the one! 522-5429. PS. We still haven't got Z's whooping cough results, so if you have kids under the age of 5, or kids who aren't fully immunized, you're not the one.



Strong Tower by Kutless

When I wander through the desert
And I'm longing for my home
All my dreams have gone astray
When I'm stranded in the valley
And I'm tired and all alone
It seems like I've lost my way

I go running to Your mountain
Where your mercy sets me free

(chorus)
You are my strong tower
Shelter over me
Beautiful and mighty
Everlasting King
You are my strong tower
Fortress when I'm weak
Your name is true and holy
And Your face is all I seek

In the middle of my darkness
In the midst of all my fear
You're my refuge and my hope
When the storm of life is raging
And the thunder's all I hear
You speak softly to my soul

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