Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Stadium of Fire
It has been over 15 years since I have been to Stadium of Fire and Tim has never been. This year we were wooed by Brad Paisley and the whole family decided to go. I may have a little crush on him. I'm sure his wife doesn't mind, Tim didn't seem to be too threatened (he knows I'm his forever). We went to see Brad who did not disappoint, but the entire show was entertaining. One of the funniest parts was the parachuters that came into the stadium. The first two came in and landed on the field without a hitch. The third one came in fast and skimmed some of the barriers, landing on his butt but made a good recovery. The last one totally missed the mark, knocked down a barrier and a camera man. Luckily the cameraman got up and appeared to be unhurt, that way we didn't feel bad laughing about it. I was surprised at how emotional I got at some of the references to patriotism and our country. It really was a great reminder of the freedoms we enjoy and the opportunities we have.
I was surprised at how emotional I got at some of the references to patriotism and our country. It really was a great reminder of the freedoms we enjoy and the opportunities we have. Today in church we sang the Spar Spangled Banner and I was touched by the last verse which I don't generally recall singing. Since last night I have been thinking a lot about the sacrifices that have been made to make my life better, men and women that have been fighting for freedoms for the past few hundred years. I'm not sure that I consider this as much as I should and hope that I can figure out how to better use my freedoms in a way to justify the sacrifices.
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!