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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Honeybee Festival

Yesterday was the annual Honeybee festival, which is basically the crowning glory of our town. That, and a Ray Stevens song, are about the only things we have as our claim to fame. The parade is a huge local event, which the Shriner's from miles away turn out in grand display for. There are local politicians, beauty pageant winners, boyscouts and girlscouts, marching bands and gorgeous antique cars. Tons of wasted gasoline. Some amazingly interesting sounding horns. Horses, and the waste product that comes with them... you know that was a cause for discussion, since I was there with 3 little boys. (we went with some friends from church)
 I wished I had my camera. I saw one of those priceless moments that you see in Life Magazine. An adorable little redheaded toddler, sitting on his father's shoulders. A handsome, young, clean cut man with a crew cut. The toddler had a miniature U.S. flag, and as he watched the parade in awe, he waved that flag with all the enthusiasm that only a two year old can have. They both had such pure, real smiles on their faces that I couldn't help but smile too. Even if the parade had been completely boring, I would have enjoyed it, because of the utter joy reflected on those faces.

You know what the best part is? Those faces, those beautiful, awe inspiring faces....they belong to me!  


Marcy said...

I am sad that you didn't have your camera, too! It would have been a great picture. Well, you will never forget it and that is all that matters! I love your history lesson from your last post.

I tagged you on my blog. If you have time, you should check it out and do one on yours!

Have a good week!

mom0ktdid said...

I am so dumb...I totally didn't even think about it being Andy and Zion until you ended it that way!
I am glad you enjoyed the honeybee festival. This weekend was the locomotive festival here in Adairsville...we didn't go. ha.

Southern Wife said...

I second those comments - I wish you had pics so we could see those beautiful faces, and it never occurred to me who you were talking about either!!! But how cute!!!

Southern Wife said...

P.S. I'm still jealous of Zion's hair. I will never tell Liam that I wanted him to be a redhead SO badly! Silly I know, but I think it's gorgeous!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

I can see Andy & Zion now with that beautiful picture you painted with your words! (You can tell you're a reader by the way that you write!!) Still, I think a real picture would have been nice as well!