Love, energy, power, action, strength, passion, heat, desire, determination, courage, anger, danger, war, warning, rage, impatience, life, health, vigor
Goodness, innocence, purity, fresh, easy, clean, winter, spiritual innocence
Tranquility, love, loyalty, security, trust, intelligence, calming, truth, heaven, confidence
Today is July the 4th, a very special day here in the States. Two days ago when I sat with needle and thread to repair our flag I began to wonder what the meaning of each color is. I found the meanings of each color at Design By Joyce and I only chose those descriptions that I felt described the “overall Energy” of the USA. Those meanings you just read when you viewed my flowers.
Over the many years I’ve witnessed my husband having great difficulties coping because the fireworks remind him of gunfire he experienced in Vietnam. I’ve seen the suffering and the depression and the fear. And I’ve prayed that someday he would change these reactions to a more heathy means of coping. 🙏🏼
And this year, I shout from the highest mountain for he is doing exactly that. Thirty-three years I’ve waited for this transformation! Now before I tell you what, allow me to interject that what he is doing would have been a heck of a lot smarter IF he had done this over the Winter. 😬 OK. Now that I got that off my chest I’ll just push that little bug away and focus on what is important.
Hubby is doing something called “blueprinting” to our bikes. If you don’t know what that means which I did not let me explain. He is taking the entire bike apart, replacing parts inclusive of spokes, then fine tuning and balancing all parts so that these bikes are one of a kind and ride like Rolls Royces. “Honest, Hubby, I would have been very happy with just new tires on my bike.” 😏
Yesterday he found he needed new rear wheel axle bearings and as of that finding I’ve been banned from riding my bike. Better safe then sorry but …. OK, no more said! HURRAY! (written 2 hours later). He actually took his rear wheel in to be looked at and the bearings are OK, just needed adjusting. 🤗 That means I can ride MY bike!! That ban has been lifted so the tummy toner continues. 🙃 As soon as he is finished with his bike, he goes to work on mine. *crossing fingers within one week I will have my bike back*
I honestly would have been happy with hubby just putting new tires on my bike. But when he remembered a friend of his blueprinted the engine of his car wayyyyyyy back in the hazy days called adolescence and how the very sidewalk shook when that car took off well …. well hubby decided to blueprint our bikes so they will shake the ground. LOL 😂 Heaven help me!!! The testosterone hits and with it hubby seems to have developed “new” eyes for the toned tummy! Just sayin’ …… 😳
Take it from me to see him go from not leaving his bed for days at this time of year to be actively involved in a HEALTHY something … well! My Heart rejoices and just confirms that by not giving up and really believing and praying that someday he will finally finally leave the terror of Nam behind when the 4th of July arrives, gee …. I’m tearing up here! No one can understand this Victory unless he or she has walked our shoes.
So! Let us all have a glorious 4th of July! Celebrate but stay safe and within your day please say a prayer or send good thoughts to all those fallen soldiers and their families who fought for the freedoms we do have today. 🇺🇸 Their loss is felt by many this day so let us in graciousness and Love reach out to embrace them, if just with our thoughts. Happy Fourth of July!!! 🎉
Photography/ “On This Day”/ July 2017©AmyRose