Stars and Stripes

July 4th

Celebrating our Nation

Celebrating our Nation

Today we celebrate the birth of Rebilou, who turns 30. Granted, we’re also celebrating the birth of a nation, but for as long as I can remember, the fireworks meant Bec was blowing out another candle. Happy birthday to la Rebecca!

Additionally, I heard this week a different friend has gone into remission, showing the wicked cancer who’s boss. I couldn’t be happier for J, knowing plenty more good fortune is headed her way. She’s handled the last year with such incredible grace and spirit. I have no idea how she’s made chemo seem fashionable, but she is just that sort. We are all so, so relieved her health is on the rebound.

Celebrating our Nation

Celebrating our Nation

On the other side of the coin, a girlfriend contacted me yesterday about Kate McRae. She’s a Phoenix sweetheart who is currently at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She had a brain tumor removed yesterday. Her folks attend Velda Rose United Methodist and are asking for prayer. If you don’t mind, I’m certain they’d appreciate your thoughts and well wishes.

Celebrating our Nation

Celebrating our Nation

Next July 4th, may we have our dancing shoes on, celebrating Kate’s recovery too!


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4 Responses

  1. Remission is worth a whole set of fireworks all on it’s own!

  2. Congrats to J and good positive healing thoughts to Kate! Hope you had a great 4th. Love the shoes!

  3. I thought maybe my niece would be born on the 4th, but apprently she wants a different bday. 🙂 Hope your friend had a happy bday. And, prayers to Kate. (Cute red shoes too, btw!)

  4. Karel aka SWS aka Moms July 6, 2009

    Did you make this flag? Awesome work! I really love the Japanese bag too, the fabrics are gorgy-orgeous. Keep up the great work!