Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Very Happy Fourth of July...

Last night my grandparents took my sisters and I to
see the fireworks show in town. It was really neat!

I decided ahead of time to take my camera along and give its
"fireworks" setting a try. ;) I was so surprised at how well the
pictures turned out! I took a whole bunch of photos, but the
two above are my most favorites. :)

Anyway, the best news is that I got to visit my Mom & Dad at the hospital today, and I had such a nice time! (It definitely made for a very happy fourth of July. ;) I was really glad to see Dad happy and talking better, and I noticed a big difference in his ability to understand things and speak with words that made sense. We're hoping he can come home soon, but he may need to have a plasmapheresis treatment (which will help take the swelling in his brain back down) before he can leave the hospital. If so, it will be at least another 10 days before they can leave. Either way, we know He's in the Lord's care and God is in control of just how long he's stays. :)

Well, I hope you all have been enjoying a very blessed Fourth of July.... I know I have! =)

Remember to be thankful for the freedom we share in our country, and to pray for those who continue fighting for that freedom. But more importantly, let's praise God for the freedom we share in Jesus Christ!

"For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God."

Romans 8:20, 21

Praise the Lord all the earth!


Lindsay said...

Great pictures, Taylor!! It's kind of windy here, so there haven't been too many fireworks. (Although I'm starting to hear a few more as I type this.) Anyway, I'm so glad you had a happy 4th of July! :)

~ Much love,
Lindsay <3

Haley said...

Happy (belated) Independence Day! So glad to hear your dad's doing better!

Eden said...

I love the photos, Taylor! What kind of camera do you have? I'm happy to hear that your Dad is doing better. Prayerfully, he'll be able to come home soon. Blessings!

Taylor said...

Eden: The camera I have is a Canon Powershot G11. :) Blessings to you too!!


Emily Shae said...

Thank you Taylor for praying for my Grandpa.

God Bless,

Sister #1 said...

Those are some good pictures Taydee!! I didn't get to see all of the pics you took, but the first one you posted is definitely my fav so far!! :D Love you!!