Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

You want to see me jump????

Here I go.........:)

I'm Jumping!!!!

WEEEEE! I love to jump :)

Just for you I'll do it again!!

Oh! You missed it????

I'm just too quick for ya :)

And on a more serious note............

No, Freedom Isn't Free written by Kelly Strong

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform.
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.
I heard the sound of taps one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That taps had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.

WE THANK YOU.........


Briana's Mom said...

Abby looks so precious in that outfit! That poem was just beautiful.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Happy Memorial Day...
And Abby is soooo adorable...
Love the poem... Have a Great Week...

Donna said...

What cute photos of your little ball of energy!

Susan & Matt said...

I loved the stage Abby is at. It was so funny that Mia thought she was jumping like crazy, but her feet never left the ground. Although she is now at the actual jumping stage and it doesn't stop.

Happy Memorial Day.


Kim said...

Jump baby jump! :) So cute!

Lindsay said...

Beautiful poem...

Abby - you need to tell mommy to video you jumping so we can see how high you can go. You look to me as if you are jumping really, really well, and I bet you can get sooo high now! And you have very cute shoes :)

PIPO said...

Cute! Jump on little one :0)

Sherry Mc said...

In Abby's eyes she is reaching the stars just like we feel we have reached them whenever we see that smile. xo Mom