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"Standing tall is a very admirable thing. There are very few stories in history of heroes who slouched to the rescue. Likewise, most individuals don't look up to people who are drooped over."
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Monday, July 28, 2008

52 Weeks of Blessings- week 30-- pioneer day and freedoms


I like to go against the grain sometimes, ya know not do the same things as everyone around me.... So with July almost over and it being the month we Americans celebrate our freedoms and the month we Latter-day Saints celebrate our freedom in the form of pioneer day, I have chosen this the last Monday of the month to express my thankfulness for the blessing of Freedom.  I am ever so grateful for those who have gone before me to fight and pay for my freedoms.  Freedoms that most of us take for granted.  I am thankful for the soldiers who currently fight for freedom round the world and fight to preserve those freedoms.  I have family members who have worn and currently wear those uniforms and put their lives out on the line to uphold freedom.  
As for those pioneers who fought, in another sense, for their freedoms by heading to the deserts of the west, I didn't personally have family that crossed the plains in those wagon trains or handcarts,  but my husbands family did.  They truly were fighting for their freedoms and rights.  What a sense of relief that must have been felt as that first wagon train crested the mountains and they looked out over the valley and the peace of religious freedom as Brigham Young declared, "This is the right place!"  I am thankful for the blessing of freedom!

10 comments:

Kathryn said...

I never knew about Pioneer day. How wonderful. And a beautiful post!

Vidal's Nest said...

We LOVE pioneer day! When we lived in Utah we participated in the parades and had BBQ's with the neighbors for pioneer day. Followed by fireworks! It was fun and a good reminder to reflect on those that went ahead and paved the way for u as latter day saints!

SuperCoolMom said...

Pioneer day is always one of my favorite holidays! I was at girl's camp this year and we hardly acknowledged it. Oh well, next year I can pull out my long skirt and bonnet again!

Ryanne said...

We are in the right place aren't we. I too an grateful for our freedom to worship the Lord with out fearing for our lives. We didn't do much for the 24th missed the stake activity:( We did kick it with Clanky and the girls though. We put up Bugs 1st bday pics

Emy5 said...

What a great legacy we have from the pioneers. Great blessing, Carrie.

KATE said...

I love Pioneer Day! What a great post and a great blessing to recognize. I completely agree!!

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

awesome!

i am grateful, too, for those who went before us :) kathleen

Are You Serious! said...

♡ I love pioneer day too! :)

Cindy said...

It is wonderful to think of those who paved the way before. Some of us are pioneers in own right, in this day and age!!

Darla said...

Good post! So good to recognize freedom...something we do too often take for granted!