Inspired by Old Glory

It’s been a busy sort of week. Each time I’d sit down to “blog” to my friends ~ nothing. Perhaps it was because I continued to picture the unrelenting “to do” list in my mind?

Then last night….I went to a concert with hubby. I’m a country loving gal….but one of his favorite groups is Journey, and well….of course I escorted him! I was caught up in watching the buzz of all the people coming and going. (Am I the only person who goes to a concert and stays in my spot?!?!) And while I was counting up the number of beers the itty bitty thang sitting in front of me had consumed….. I heard a familiar sound…..in a most unfamiliar rendition.  The Star Spangled Banner as performed by Neal Schon of Journey. The entire demeanor of this sold out crowd changed in just one moment!  Everyone was on their feet, applauding or holding their hand over their heart, out of respect, honor and love for this country.  For those that have served and sacrificed.  For those that still do. flag by journeyThe song ended, the audience calmed. My mind began to reflect on my week.  I had a surprise visitor at my door on Wednesday.  The father of one of my neighbors…. a veteran…. he handed me a flag and said,  “I noticed your flag out front is a little tattered, so I thought you might be able to use this.”  This act of kindness meant more than he could ever know.  Hubby replaced the flag that evening. Then he walked across the street to thank the giver of this gift.   The wind was blowing just right and they both agreed it was a sight to behold.  Those stars and stripes in the sunset.flag - gift

Just the night before this….our oldest son posted a new song he’d written.  The title?  Well OLD GLORY, of course.  I hope you’ll take a listen.

Wishing you each the best.  We are surrounded by so many blessings, but sometimes they just slip by because we’re too busy with a list that doesn’t really even matter. ♥

p.s.  A Shout-Out to my dear friend, Debbie G.  Happy Happy Birthday! What a blessing you are in my life!  ♥♥♥

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21 Responses to Inspired by Old Glory

  1. A beautiful story. I love that everyone stood and were respectful during the playing of ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’

  2. Hi Paula,
    Your son is talented! I enjoyed listening to his original composition.

  3. I love your son’s voice!

  4. bulldog says:

    The one thing that stood out to us when we visited the USA was the flags at people’s houses… such a patriotic country … I loved the song..is it Son singing? He has a lovely voice if it is…

  5. russtowne says:

    I enjoyed your story and your son singing “Old Glory”. Thank you for this post!

  6. Great post, Paula! The pictures were really good and I did listen to your son’s song, he has a fantastic voice 🙂

  7. mimijk says:

    Wow – your son is terrific! What a wonderful composition!! And having had a son serve in Baghdad and come home safely and intact emotionally and physically, this whole post gave me chills. I’d say you took the most important parts of the week and kept them close to your magnificent heart..

  8. ly says:

    Seems like you had a red, white and blue week!!! Your son’s song is awesome–is he in a group? Real talent there. Interesting that the national anthem was sung at a concert. Love to hear that all were really patriotic during the song. Throw away that list, girl. Have a great week.

    • Both sons were in a group growing up….but then “life” happened and they live 4 hours apart. Mad continues to write and sing……he is an old soul that loves his country.

      List went out the window …..for today at least! 🙂 Hope your week is awesome ♥ paula

  9. Your pictures are great and your son is quite talented as well.

  10. Bonnie says:

    How did I miss this post? Did I somehow *catch* your busy? Such a heart-felt post and your son, what a great voice – talented! And I Iike your comment above, how everyone was in agreement for that moment.

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