Today Is Independence Day

Don’t Take It For Granted

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ’–

The month of July is a very hard month for me…

Although the beginning of the month should bring me happy memories, knowing what happened at the end of the month makes it very hard for me to smile today 😒

July 4th, 2015 my son and I decided to get out of town and we went camping at one of our favorite places, Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto National Forest…

We explored Indian ruins, went swimming in the lake and saw 5 different fireworks shows from different cities because we hiked to a mountain top..

We had a wonderful 5 days, days that should make me happy, yet then I remember that on July 30th my son went on a different journey up in heaven.. 😒

I’m trying to learn how to carry this pain in a different way, where I can smile at the beautiful time we had on the 4th, yet it’s still very hard for me 😒

Yet even though my pain, today always reminds me of how many people don’t have the freedom that we do and I get so so grateful for what I do have..

2 other incredible children, friends that are amazing and a life where I can do whatever I please and that fills my heart with gratitude and love πŸ’–πŸ€—..

My point in all this is:

So many in our world don’t have the freedom that we do.. they cannot live a life where they can do whatever they want too…

Today is Independence Day and every day should be..a day that you are grateful to be alive and to be free! πŸ™πŸ™

Happy 4th of July πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•