Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday America

This is the first year not celebrating July 4th in America. I really missed the traditions, the decorations, the patriotism everywhere you look. But I especially missed celebrating with my best friend and her family. We have spent many 4ths together having a BBQ and watching fireworks. Last year my Husband was returning from Germany to help us pack. But his plane had a emergency landing in Scotland, and he missed the festivities. I 've spent today doing my normal Saturday chores etc.. but all along thinking of the meaning of today. Remembering our celebrations with friends and thankful for everything and everyone, but especially for our freedom. Happy 4th of July.

17 comments:

Andrea said...

AMEN and GOD BLESS!

Ina in Alaska said...

Hi Frau and Happy 4th to you. I am sure it felt weird not to be celebrating this fun holiday and doing chores.

I had so many fun plans today but just vegged out on my sunny deck. The carrot cake with the expired 1/2 cup canola oil was super yummy and did not hurt anyone but I did toss out the old oil and bought a smaller bottle since now it it just me and Ron at home. I am going to be more careful about expiration dates on products.

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

It must be tough to be in the mood for the fourth in Germany. Freedom is an amazing thing.

preppyplayer said...

Happy 4th! We will see if we can at least get some sparklers for when you come to visit!

Joyce said...

I hope you were able to have cookies and beer (well maybe not together) to celebrate from afar. We actually celebrated the 3rd, our town had the fireworks that day instead of the 4th probably to give all the partiers an extra day of rest. Hugs... xoxo

bernthis said...

this is the first year I did not spend it with any family at all including my kid. It was sad but I really did relax for the first time in a whiel. Happy Fourth

K said...

Hope you had a nice 4th, even if you weren't in the US.

Attila The Mom said...

Happy Independence Day late to you!

We got totally rained out. Ended up watching "True Lies" instead. LOL

Sheryl said...

Our cities big celebration got rained out and rescheduled for last night, not the same.

How long will you be in Germany?

Kwana said...

Happy 4th to you. So sorry you missed your traditions. Hope you enjoyed the day.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Glad you were able to make the most of it!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hope your day was fun even without the fireworks and traditions. When I first moved away from home I spent MANY holidays without family and friends. It's a change but one that allows you to invent new traditions. xo

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy 4th to you!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

awww darling, you can create one & watch Youtube; key word: 4th of July fireworks...no? I must agree...I thought of 'freedom' & how blessed we are as Americans especially! Woo-Hoo! God bless our Country indeed... CHEERS*

The Stiletto Mom said...

Hope you had a happy 4th! I'm sure you were much cooler than those of us here in the southern states where watching fireworks became a spectator sport to see who might pass out first!

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy 4th of July!

Jen said...

Hope you enjoyed your 4th even if you were really far from home.