DECEMBER 7, 2012
Today is a bittersweet day…….We will be heading out to look at getting Anna’s headstone for her grave. It is somewhat cold and damp here so the weather is appropriate for this activity. Today, December 7, 2012 we mark Pearl Harbor Day and honor those who willingly gave up their lives so that we may enjoy our freedoms. It was an act by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s oldest son, Charles, who stated when he joined the Union army during the Civil War “I feel it first to do my duty to do what I can for my country and I would willingly lay down my life for it, if it would be of any good” that led in part to the writing of “Christmas Bells”. This was turned into a Christmas Carol – I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – (The Casting Crowns version is quite nice with the Children’s choir) which ends with the bells bringing renewed hope for peace on earth. The Lyrics: And in despair, I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth”, I said; “For hate is strong, and mocks the song of Peace on earth, good-will to men!” Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; The wrong shall fail, theRight Prevail, with peace on earth, good-will to men.” remind me that “The world revolves from night to day”. We will eventually all be Home; a marker on a grave is just that – merely a marker. Anna Pie is enjoying the great weather and all the glories that Heaven has to offer as it is prepared for the celebration of the greatest of all births.