|All ready for the special service at church|
You see, Independence Day is about two things for me, celebrating the Declaration of Independence and eating my dad's chocolate mousse. He started the tradition of making the dessert when I was just a small child, and he has been faithful to it since. He doesn't have a favorite recipe since he likes to try new things, but, within a few days of the 4th -- and usually on Independence Day itself -- Dad whips out the heavy cream, sugar, and chocolate and makes the best mousse ever.
|Zachary and our little girl|
A recipe has been found, the ingredients purchased, and the frame of mind set. I plan on making it either tonight or tomorrow. I will post my results sometime later.
Of course, Independence Day is also the day I like to reflect on our roots by rereading the document we are celebrating. This year will mark the first time Anna will hear it read even though it will be a few years before she understands the significance of it.
This is dangerous.
We are losing our liberties one at a time, and the politicians who are sending our young men and women into harm's way are not doing it anymore to preserve the independence our ancestors fought so hard to win. If you read the Declaration of Independence to the end, you will see it was written in response to a long list of abuses against the people by their government. Now, 236 years later, there are new abuses. It is time for us all to reevaluate our government's role and return to the values of 1776.
I'm reading the Declaration of Independence and making chocolate mousse. What about you?