Fast forward to several years later and I've grown to miss it for my children too. Where we now live in North Carolina, we don't have a town square or a summer festival. We love our church, neighborhood and the school our kids attend...and they've become our community. I never thought our kids would get to experience certain things like being in a parade though. The fun of what it's like to throw candy to people lining the streets with smiling waves.
That's when we found a local baseball program. It's from a small town that's close by and sure enough, on opening day, they have a parade for all of the kids and their teams.
Our older two boys are on the same baseball team this year and as luck would have it, our younger son and daughter got on the same t-ball team too. Four kids on two teams. The odds of that will never...happen...again.
They were so excited to get their uniforms and bags of candy. The younger two even got to ride through the parade being pulled by (six year old dropped jaw) "the BIGGEST TRACTOR EVER".
I'll always miss my hometown, but it was nice to get a reminder of it through the eyes of my children.
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