When you get born here.

Hope you and your family had a lovely 4th of July. Here are some scenes from our day.

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We had a day full of the pool, food (so much food), friends, more food, and then fireworks. Mike and I closed the day out by listening to one of my favorite songs about America, one that wasn’t played at the pool (please note: Celine Dion singing “God Bless America” is not an appropriate song for the pool. Neither is “America” by Simon and Garfunkel. Just because it has the word America in the title does not mean it’s an appropriate choice): “Land of My Sojourn” by Rich Mullins. He gets it right, that love of what we have and the longing for what is yet to come.

Nobody tells you when you get born here
How much you’ll come to love it
And how you’ll never belong here
So I call you my country
And I’ll be lonely for my home
And I wish that I could take you there with me
-Rich Mullins

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8 Comments

  1. great pics. and happy birthday!!! had fun with y’all last night!

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  2. I’ve never heard that song. You just totally made me cry.

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  3. I was perplexed by Reba singing “Fancy” in Washington D.C.

    (And I love the Rich song.)

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  4. @Bethany: “Fancy” is not a pool-appropriate 4th of July song, either. Although it is particularly American.

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  5. @Bethany: THANK you, Bethany. “Fancy” was really weird to me, too. Although I did like when Mike told me this morning on Twitter that it was totally appropriate for Kari’s birthday. That left me laughing for a few minutes.

    Back to the post: that is an excellent sentiment by Rich, Kari. Way better than Lee Greenwood.

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  6. Carol

    I’m glad that whoever made that cake for you recognizes the necessity of chocolate when it comes to dessert.

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  7. @Carol: Costco made the cake. We sold out this year.

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  8. Kari, I’d never heard that song before, but when you mentioned it over at my blog, I found it on youtube and listened. It’s wonderful! Thanks for introducing me to Rich Mullins.

    Looks like you had quite a yummy, sparkly fourth! And happy birthday to you too!
    🙂

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