Cue "God Bless America"
I was watching a movie the other day and got emotional just watching a short scene depicting a typical tree lined American street as a car pulled into the drive way and kids biked down the sidewalk and played in the front yard.
I miss barbecues/picnics in the park, ice cream trucks, yard sales, public libraries, extended family and about 5,936 other things in the states. I'm slowly allowing myself to have hope of going for a visit some time in the foreseeable future, inshaAllah.
Happy Independence Day!