My heart is heavy today. Laden with thoughts of daily life, interactions with others, needs, wants, hopes, and desires. Since today is supposed to be a day of celebration, I will spare you my melancholy and even spin it in to something positive. If it were not for the independence of our nation, I (we), would not be able to even entertain thoughts of wants and hopes. We are a country and culture where striving for independence is our first motivation. Beginning with infancy, we are encouraged to feed ourselves, walk unattended, and ultimately grow in to people who can make good choices and live our lives independently. We are a nation that also supports each other when we cannot make those choices allowing some to be dependent until they can become independent. Dependency is not always a weakness, but sometimes a necessity to find the strength, courage, and power to go it alone. I am blessed that I have three kids who are dependent upon me to teach them, nurture them, and educate them in to their own independence.
Happy Fourth of July from Totem Tamers!