Happy Weekend Everyone!!!
With only 3 days of school this week, 2 of my 3 boys and I decided to go adventuring. Going to our beloved Island without Mommy having to work on a 65 degree November day, was nothing short of perfection.
We strapped on our boots and headed out to the marsh where treasure can ALWAYS be found as Pirates are very forgetful people.
We found many things, skulls, giant crab shells, boat seats, tires, buoys, a log in the shape of a J (just for Daddy)and many many horseshoe crabs.
But we didn't find what we were hoping to find...
You see, a few weeks past, The Sawin brothers, myself and the Monster went on a similar excursion....
What was found that day seemed to be
the greatest treasure of all..
(I know this because there were a few grumblings and sad pouty faces on WHO actually found it)
No it's not the metal can or the buoy....
Yup..you guessed it...
The good ole American Flag!
In their eyes it was right on par with finding real Pirate's gold..
As an adult, I think I have become desensitized to such symbols as the American Flag..
Sad I know, but true.
But maybe as adults, it's not about the symbols but the actual reality we live in...
Maybe...instead of a symbol...it's really about this image...
It's about boys being able to be boys.
For the freedom to simply run around a marsh,
the imagination to be whatever they want to be and
the courage to really be themselves...
So today, I thank all of our Veterans, past, present and future, (including my Opa)
for keeping us safe, fighting for our freedom and most importantly..
Keeping the American dream alive in all of us,
especially and most importantly...
for our little Monsters..
Stay Safe, Take a Day to Just Be and Have a Great Weekend!!!
All images by Chocolate Creative Design