Merry Christmas from Zion NP

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

I will do my best to post more frequently in the coming year. I have so many posts planned, but it seems that work and life get in the way too frequently.

Merry Christmas.

Enjoy, Kelly

Happy Independence Day!

Recently I was privileged to visit Utah and Omaha beaches on D-Day. It was sobering to see what our soldiers were up against to liberate Europe from fascist control. Here lie thousands of our boys in solemn ground after giving their lives for freedom.

Remember, the only reason we’re celebrating our Independence Day is because our forefathers rose up against tyranny and oppression of the Crown, said enough is enough and defeated the greatest military on earth at the time with a ragtag group of farmers and craftsmen. Afterwards they created the greatest government that has ever existed on the planet, at the base of which is the belief that all men are created equal, and are endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and governed by consent of the people, not a monarch born into power.

Remember freedom isn’t free and it is only one generation from extinction, so it must be fought for by the voting in those people who understand and believe in freedom and personal liberty, otherwise once a freedom is lost it can never be regained.

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year from the Wandering Photographer!  May you have a prosperous year and may all your goals and resolutions come to fruition, and may you have peace in your life and with those around you.

As we reflect on the past year, let us remember the good times and learn from the bad times. Let’s also observe a moment for those who are no longer amongst us, remember them always and the times we shared; and learn from the mistakes we and others have made and errors of the past so we don’t repeat them in the future. ┬áSpend time with family and friends, for a person who has family and friends is rich indeed, and time is our most precious resource.

The Crossing

The Crossing

This photo is called “The Crossing” I’m using it to say farewell to two cousins who have crossed over in the last couple of weeks. November has been a very tough month for me. Not only saying farewell to two cousins, but also remembering my dear mother who passed in November several years ago. Losing family members is very tough, but the faith that there is another realm of existence where families will be together helps a great deal. It lessens the pain of loss and sorrow. I wish to express my gratitude to these two wonderful cousins and my mother who have influenced my life and were great examples to me of how to live life to the fullest and enjoy each moment.

Life is precious. It’s important to enjoy each moment you can with family and friends, because what else is there? Without family and friends, we have nothing.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving where we celebrate our Thanks to our Creator for all He gave us, and for the ultimate sacrifice of His Son, who gave us life that we will be lifted up perfected at the last day to be with those we love.

Isn’t that what this holiday season is really about? Giving thanks and remembering the real meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I hope you remember to enjoy your time together with family and friends, and remember to slow down this holiday season and remember why we celebrate.

Kelly