The Fourth of July is a special day in our family. It just happens to be the day before Alyssa’s birthday. Since the two days are so close, we just always celebrate Alyssa’s birthday on the Fourth. She thinks the fireworks and the entire celebration is just for her.

Here is a picture of Alyssa, myself, and my brother on a past Fourth of July. It’s all Alyssa… she loves her flags, her hats, her holiday attire. I miss her this time of year.