I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe July 4th.
It's a joyeous and hopeful holiday. Our independence day, the day that marks our Freedom as a nation. It's a day of remembering all our nation went through to become who we are today. I love the patriotic songs and seeing our flags flying, the parades and having picnics with family...all of it is wonderful! One of my favorite days. It means family and fun and good food and for me the real beginning of Summertime and a renewing of pride.
I was always so proud of being a Military wife for those 20 years. I had a lot of exposure to the difficult times and what it took to keep us free. I will never forget seeing that ship sail out of the Destroyer base in San Diego. I remember meeting the ship with our year old son who had never seen his Daddy and three other little ones under the age of 6. I waited for him so many times...and now he is waiting for me.
I want to go back and read American History again just because. It means so much more to me now than when I was a child. I understand why it is important to learn who we are and who we came from...and why. I don't want American children to lose sight of that. Ever.
It is overwhelming when you really think about it. What a fantastic people we are. We have so much to be proud of. No country in the world is quite like ours.
We need to teach our children well...it's so important.
Have a wonderful weekend...
My love to all of you!