kate5kiwis: Lest we forget


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Lest we forget

D16 got up this morning and made anzac bikkies.. and we read the solemn poem on ANZAC day that both hubby and I listened to twenty five years ago at school. I still find it so moving..

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved,
And now we lie In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Jaimee and Jamin came over for pumpkin soup and glo-heart lollies... mmmmm..
you guys are so cool and we love hanging out with yas !!

This afternoon, hubby and the kids found Billy-the-frog at the roadside of the pond and had a blast taking him back to the water, and watching him swim.


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