Happy Independence:

Happy 4th friends. I mentioned this several years ago, but my cousin lost her life in a car crash after a 4th of July party with friends in 2006. Can’t believe it’s been 7 years already. It still seems like yesterday. Thinking about Kendall still brings tears to my eyes. We actually got to spend time with my Aunt & Uncle (Kendall’s parents) last week in Washington, they are the most generous and kind people you’ll ever meet. It is tragic and could have been avoided if the driver actually stopped to think about his actions. 

Wherever or whoever you’re celebrating with today, please please please be responsible and watch out for your friends and loved ones. In 2006, a boy said he would be the designated driver but decided to ignore his responsibility and drove drunk with my cousin and 2 others with him. The 2 people who weren’t even drinking lost their lives that night. He was selfish and his actions have forever changed the lives of so many people. 

Sorry to be a downer and nag you about being responsible on this holiday but this day is always different for us now and I can’t not mention it. I was with a group of people the other day and they were talking about drinking and going home afterward. A couple of the girls just casually said “I’ll just drive after I have a few drinks, it’ll be fine.” So sad. 

Hope you guys have a fun and relaxing day celebrating the freedoms we have in this country. Will be back with another post tomorrow.

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