This year I am, of course, working. I get off at 10 p.m. on the 3rd so at least I should be able to enjoy some of our home fireworks. And I'll get to do some of the daytime stuff around town. Who knows? This may be the year we enter Shelby into the Pet Show. I'm determined to enjoy it as much as humanly possible, that's for sure. I'm choosing to ignore fatigue and nausea and headaches and just going to go with it. I'm sure everyone will expect me to be a touch tired at the Wal-Mart, considering everyone in town parties hard for this holiday.
On a more serious note, I think it's important, as it always is to honor those who have fought and died for the freedoms we enjoy and celebrate on the 4th. America is truly the land of the free because of the brave and not a day should go by that we don't thank God for those who have paved the way for us to be truly free.