Friday, July 4, 2008
Independence? What Independence?
As you are reading this, I am stepping into the chaos I like to call our Bi-Annual July 4th Family Reunion. Every minute of this holiday I will be surrounded by aunts, crying babies and pregnant cousins, husbands trying to avoid the creek and pre-schoolers trying to sneak into it, frogs, poison ivy, and noise. Sweet, glorious, family noise that cannot be duplicated by any other gathering. There will be arguments and political discussions much snappier than any fireworks display, lots of hugging, sitting on laps, porch swinging, and water fights. In short, if one thinks of "independent" as solitary in the least, my weekend will be anything but. It will be, however, jam-packed with love, a tribute to all things family! So, red, white and blue hats off to the all-American family picnic weekend, ants and all. I will survive!! Have a great holiday!!