Bottle Rockets and Red Rubber Boots

reposting this 4th of July blog I wrote last year.

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The same memory comes to mind when I reflect on the 4th of July. Every year was the same scene. Me standing at the screen door looking out watching my brother and all the other children enthralled in all kinds of fireworks. I finally would get coaxed to come outside when my brother promised a ceasefire. I would scrounge up all my nerve to come outside just to hold a sparkler. I would try to act like I was having fun while writing my name in the air. Truthfully, I was terrified and couldn’t wait to get back inside the house.

My brother, Mark, lived in a world of superheroes. Normally that wouldn’t be that much danger (except to his social life), but on the fourth of July, when I was 6 and he was 8, it was a bad combination. Our mom was frugal and wise. She only…

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Author: sherilangley

Loving Jesus and clinging to him for dear life. Living and serving in Kentucky with my Bill at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. www.svbc.cc ministering to women and families in our community. * just trying to be a blessing to the people I cross paths with along the journey. I'm a writer, photography lover, unconventional thinker, dreamer, wife, mother, grandmother, pastor's wife, traveler, teacher, speaker, DIYer, bargain shopper...love to reclaim and repurpose everything, just as God did for me. Blessed to be a blessing. Just Jesus!

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