To the vigilant father at our Independence Day fireworks celebration

Sharon Randall


I want you to know that Davis talked all day about watching the fireworks from the swings in the school playground.  He said the sky is closer when he is swinging.

I want you to know that we arrived early so he could get a swing, and so we could put our chairs on the edge of the playground to make sure we could see him clearly.

I want you to know that I walked over to him twice, to make sure he knew where our chairs were, and to tell him if he raised his hand, I would see him and come right over to him.  Everybody understood the plan.

I want you to know when my youngest tugged at my sleeve with excitement to point out his favorite fireworks, for a brief moment I shared the sky with him – how rare those moments are – and then…

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