I was a girl who grew up moving around constantly and who had no security in my life, consequently I grew up to be an adult that loves security and traditions. I find such comfort in them!
This year we had our first annual July 4th All American BBQ followed by a walk to the park to see the fireworks. The weather, friends and food were all perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better day.
And though we could most likely have seen the fireworks from our backyard, there was something about laying on a blanket in the park, surrounded by our neighbors and friends, Van Morrison playing in the background and the smell of elephant ears permeating the air that made the day complete.
I have always had a particular love for Independence Day. I think the dream of an idyllic small town celebration has always appealed to me, the kind you might see in movies like The Sandlot or Doc Hollywood which happen to be my favorite two 4th of July movies. I bet you've never given much thought to 4th of July movies before have you?
That kind of celebration is exactly what I got this year. I hope it is the first of many. Now that I found my little slice of heaven I'm finding it harder and harder to leave it.