OK today IS the day. July 4th, 2008. Great day of celebration, family, food, fireworks, and fun. Most of my gang was here today including new in-laws who joined our family by virtue of a beautiful wedding held May 31. One of our sons married a sweet and wonderful soul mate of a bride. This was our first 4th as the new clan. Great times.
As the kids have grown (I have 5), they of course have conflicting events they must block on their calenders. My wife and I get that. So we miss them, but do not brood over it. Quite the contrary. We celebrate with them their newly expanding lives. We actually enjoy our empty nest a bit too much perhaps some would say. But it works for us.
Today though was a great day of super food, fine fellowship, and all around fun.