Happy 4th of July!!! A rampant stomach bug passing through the extended Burch children threatened to dampen our fun, but it passed and we were able to enjoy all kinds of festivities. Sweet baby Lilah was the last (hopefully) to receive the virus and stayed home with her Granny. Big festivities always make me a little weepy lately...looking at other baby girls her age crawling in the grass and sneaking food from their brother's plate, seeing little ones toddling away from the group, watching big girls dance in the talent show...it always hits me unexpectedly. Wanting her life to be filled with all things normal, easy, and fun. A deep sadness in knowing that there are so many things she will miss and experiences that we will have where she can't be included.
We had a great 4th of July! Family, food, festivities....all the makings of fun:). This year I was especially thankful for a country where my children receive the very best in medical care....where we are at least making marked strides toward equality....where we can worship God without fear....where I can wear whatever I choose...where my children are fed and (relatively) safe. I am grateful for all who have paid the price for these freedoms.