so these photos show parts of our recent july 4 day at the lake, with family. a wonderful day. a boat parade. good food. gorgeous sunny weather.
spectacular fireworks over the water
old glory, in all her special beauty.
and yet...what you don't see. the mosquitoes. the secret heartaches and concerns of a single mom. the tears of the children who felt sad and hurt and left out of the "little" group dynamics that day. the man who quietly worries a lot, about everything. the fact that two of these photos were taken last year. who'd know?
and the truth is - it's all okay. that's real life. the good. the bad. the ugly. life is not all kodak moments. but it sure is wonderful!