Patriotism remembered is my crying mother singing with all her heart “God bless America” and praying wholeheartedly every word. My prayer, too, on this Fourth of July!

Here is one of our videos – truly a prayer that God will light up the USA and the world with His love!

My mother wrote this poem many years ago and I share it with you today…

Come with me to a long ago place
Deep in the Heart of the West Virginia Hills
To a coal miners shack at the bottom of Bear Mountain
What’s that I hear!
A sound so sweet.
A young blonde girl singing all alone “Jesus Loves Me”
Sitting among the sunflowers, roses, and zinnias
As true a Cathedral as there ever was.
Thanking God for the many blessings He bestows
Feeling a closeness that is still remembered down through these years.

Many things have changed
The girl grew up,
Married early at 17, in 1949,
Had six children from 1952-1970
Four children lived and graduated from high school and college
Even she, would you believe, graduated too.
A bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology,
An associate degree in criminal science justice,
One more class and she will have a bachelor of science.

But really, what good is education?
Is it really worth all one must put into it to graduate?