I love the Fourth of July. Many years ago, my parents picked up American flag glasses at a gas station, earning one each time they filled up the tank. My mom has since passed the glasses to me. I love pulling them out, even if just for one day of the year.
It's the day when I listen to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA," a song which, I'll admit, always moves me. It's a day when I make a cherry pie, a labor of love -- not of precision. I dress the girls in whatever red, white, and blue we can find in their closets, toss snap pops in the driveway, enjoy a backyard barbeque, and stay up late for fireworks.
I'm grateful for our country where we can freely vote, worship, express ourselves, and live. Pray for our leaders and our nation today. God bless the USA.