A friend and I were talking last night about our favorite vacation ever, and mine was going home for my 20 year reunion. Most of us made it up, and there were some classmates I hadn't seen since the summer we graduated. By the way, our graduating class was 34. That was considered a "big" class. The next year only had 17. Anyway, most of us went up there solo. I'd never been away from my family for so long, and neither had most everyone else. But what was so great, is that we are family. The bonds that we have, most since preschool, are the strongest, we'll ever know. We all have such a genuine love for one another. Without a doubt, I know my friends from h.s. have my back. I've never had to question that, and I know I never will. They know the same about me. Anyway, we all had such a blast during that vacation. We had our reunion on the 3rd of July, as to make sure we all had a good excuse to be home for the 4th. No matter how far away we all may live from that tiny island in Alaska, we made sure to find a way home. We are talking about having a 25 yr reunion, too. Hell, sounds like a good reason to go home!
Anyway, if I'm not home, I'm usually incredibly sad to not be there. This year is different, though. Thankfully, I have so many things going on, it's a great distraction as to what I'm missing. And of course, I'm home with the most important ppl in my life. We are going to do some BBQ'ing tonight and then take in the fireworks. It's been a wonderful day so far, and it only promises to get better.
I know this has been incredibly short, but I wanted to make sure to wish you all a wonderful and safe 4th of July.