Each year we travel to Philly for the 4th of July. Picnics with family, parades and fireworks are part of our usual tradition, from long before Babygirl's kidney failure and transplant. Two years ago we had to scold Uncle Joe for giving Babygirl a Monster drink without reading the ingredients label (kids in kidney failure cannot have potassium-laced drinks!). Last year we fit the celebration in between doctor visits. This year we get to go simply for the fun of it!
What a blessing it is to simply be able to celebrate with family and friends without the hypervigilance that has marked our past two years! I'm looking forward to drinking wine from a red Solo cup and watching the handsome Bolivian folk dancers march in the Glenside parade. Babygirl and I might get to enjoy the waterpark side of our favorite amusement park on the way home!