Fourth of July! Our kids have been so young the past two years that we haven’t gotten the opportunity to really enjoy the fireworks or the celebrations of the fourth. Why the kids do not think the explosive, ear piercing sounds of the fireworks are not the coolest things in the whole wide world is beyond me, but one explosion and the diapers need changing.
I’ve always been caught up in just the celebration aspect of the fourth,that I do not realize how I get sidetracked on the true meaning behind the holiday. We are celebrating our independence with our families thru fireworks, barbecues, and other traditions. It is not just a day to celebrate, but a reason behind the celebration that should be understood. I am so spoiled when it comes to our independence that I have never truly stopped and thought about what it could be like if history never took place.