Independence Day has grown to be one of my most favorite holidays. I always liked watching the fireworks and all, but I don't remember thinking how incredible this day actually is. It was just one day in the summer we got to see really cool fireworks. I hadn't actually been to a park to see fireworks for a couple years. As we kids got older, my family didn't seem to go to them as often. Or maybe they did and I was always working my late night job at the airlines. Either way, I hadn't been for a while, until somewhere around 7 or 8 years ago, I was dating a fellow that took me to every firework show we could find. I forgot how much I loved everything about it. Showing up early to get a good spot in the middle of the grass. Packing blankets to sit on. Eating snow cones. Or eating fried chicken. Throwing a ball or frisbee around while we wait. Just hanging out with our fellow countrymen and taking pride in this great nation.
How amazing is it that we get to celebrate our freedom not just for one day out of the year,
but everyday (minus the awesome fireworks).
(Pictures from last year's show)