I love the 4th of July.
I love fireworks on the 4th of July.
Fireworks on the 4th of July haven't always been my favorite thing. I'm sure I liked them in the past but since meeting my sweet husband and embarking on this journey that is "military life" together they've taken on a whole new meaning.
If you haven't seen the movie "The Sandlot" you should. It's a childhood favorite of mine; one that I can't wait to sit down and watch with the Little Guy someday. My favorite part is the scene where they play a night game. During their game the fireworks start. The boys are fascinated by the starbursts and bright colors and their faces show what can only be called awe. Fireworks are so much bigger than real life.
We attended a fabulous party put on by our little town along the riverbanks of the Cooper River. There were jump castles, a band and funnel cakes. And of course there were fireworks. I get a little teary eyed when I see fireworks. There is something about the colors and the shapes that just "wows" me. And listening to popular patriotic songs with words like "God bless the USA" and "from sea to shining sea" just give me goosebumps.
I'm so thankful to live in a free country. I'm so thankful for my many blessings! I'm so thankful for the men and women who have fought for the freedom that makes this country so great. I'm proud to be a small part of that. I don't always like sharing my husband for the "cause". But ultimately I know that is what he is called to do and therefore so am I.
It was one of those perfect nights. I've been having a lot of those lately. I feel like it is the Lord's way of saying everything is going to be ok. I'm leaving Charleston with all of these great memories but I'm leaving because I know that is His will for my life.
I don't think I'll ever look at fireworks the same way.