My brother and his family came to Memphis to celebrate the 4th with us. It has been 5 years since we have celebrated our country’s independence day in our country. We do celebrate with our U.S. missionary friends in Peru, but it is definitely not the same when we are only 20 or so out of 1 million people celebrating in our Peruvian city of Trujillo. Not to mention, there are no fireworks, American flags, or red, white and blue decor. So, this 4th of July was special.