Saturday, July 4, 2009

American Dream

On July 4th, 1776, America claimed her independence from Britain and our democratic country was born. People from all over the world come here to America "the land of the free and the home of the brave" to live the American Dream.

Today I lived my American Dream. I spent my and our nation's birthday with my family and friends. Beginning with having brunch on my mother's 1800's Victorian home's front porch watching an Independence Day parade with my family and closest friends to ending the day sitting next to my new husband holding hands watching the fireworks bursting in the air. Grilling out and making homemade ice cream, seeing Deanna's girls light up with sparklers in their hands, the laughter in the air mixed with smoke from the fireworks that we set off as well as their neighbors...what a heart is overwhelmed by this dream.

I now understand why my dad loved this day so much and I am so blessed to live in a nation where I can have this dream. Thanks to all who helped provide this freedom....this American Dream!

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Let Down

Think back to a Christmas in your life that you wanted something so much. You just knew that if you got it you would be extremely happy and everything in the world would be right. Then Christmas came and as you opened each of those gifts searching and hoping for this gift that you had longed for you found it! Oh the excitement, oh the joy, all was right in the world. Until you play with it or put it together and realize it was not as you expected. You go from a super high to a sad low. We've all been there.

As this past 6 months have gone by so much has been accomplished. The final products completed. I completed my masters degree and the wedding is over. Summer has actually begun for me and so has the "let down". My high is gone and my body weary. Don't get me wrong...I am glad to have completed my degree and I am married to an amazing man but the constant going, going, is now gone. I had a bitter sweet relationship with the "high" I was on but I miss it. Some people would wish, beg, and plead for this down time but me...I get a bit bored. Is it sad that I miss being busy all the time?