We worked very hard at managing his fear. In the end he sat on my lap with his head buried. I tried to talk to him the entire time. He preferred that I keep my hand over his ears. I tired to encourage him to at least watch for a minute and see the colors. I was so proud of him for facing that fear and giving it a try. He watched for a minute or so. When the sounds grew louder he buried again.
The sights were beautiful! The friends were wonderful! The time with each other was priceless!
Thank you Heavenly Father for allowing me to be born into the privilege of being a United States citizen. It has been the best nation on earth and I pray that it continues to be that. Thank you for a family to share the celebration with and for dear friends.
God Bless the United States of America!