Being American for a day

IMG_4631 Our annual 4th of July party is always refreshing for us – I’ve mentioned in previous years how much we enjoy just leaning back into our American-ness each year, playing softball, barbecuing and chatting with fellow Americans.  IMG_4641This year was no exception, and we sang the national anthem (a strange experience for many of our children, so we post the words in plain view), ate potato salad, and drank Coke.  Our environment might have looked a lot different and we might have been missing a lot of American food that we can’t buy here, but it was a lot of fun.  We are thankful for the countrymen who share our experiences in this place so far from our loved ones, and who are another kind of family for us.  – C