Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July!! :)

Ready for fireworks, horrible heat, fried chicken, and lots of fun? :)

Unfortunately, that's hardly what my 4th of July's going to look like, what with my dad having cancer and lots of stuff to be done around here. But I can always dream what the perfect day would be like, right? So here it goes...

My eyes flip open. I hold myself back from letting out a squeal. Today's the Fourth of July! I'm so excited. I flip off the covers and throw on my nice clothes that my mom had helped me pick out the day before. I rush up the stairs, where the rest of my family has just assembled. Mom smiles and gets the breakfast going. It's amazing--bacon, pancakes, and fruit. Then we grab our picnic basket, the volleyball and the football and head off for the car. We meet up with family and friends in the big park downtown for an amazing picnic. The moms set out the food, the dads sit down and talk in lawn chairs, and the kids rush off to play games. I join my best friends in playing an awesome game of volleyball. By the time the moms are calling us back for lunch, I'm starting to think I've never laughed so hard. The lunch is great! There's fried chicken, potato salad, black olives, pickles, chips, cherries, soda, and watermelon. After we're done, we run off to play more games. By the time supper rolls around, the parents take us off to a restaurant to have an amazing July 4th dinner with everybody. Then we hurry into the cars and head off to the park again to watch the fireworks. I lay out in the grass with my friends, eyes on the sky. Bright bursts of light break the darkness with a loud "bang!". This has been the most amazing Fourth of July ever. I smile.

10 comments:

  1. That sounds like an amazing 4th of July!! :)

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  2. (I LOVE YOUR NEW DESIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) <3

    xoxo

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  3. Please pray for my friend Bethany's family. Her grandmother has been really sick, and Bethany says she is near going Home.

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    1. She is Home with Jesus now. :)

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    2. So sorry for the loss, but I'm glad that she was a Christian, so that Bethany will be able to see her again. :)

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    3. P.S. Sorry I didn't see this earlier...

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  4. Happy 4th! I love the new design by the way - it REALLY pretty!
    xx
    SW

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    1. You, too!! :) Aww, thanks so much!! :)

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