May is always a busy month. We have two birthdays in our family, someone is always graduating from somewhere, Mother's Day is in there and school is wrapping up (unless you happen to attend one of the Catholic schools that have gone to 200 days this year in which case you have another month to go). It seems unfair that one month of the year should have so much good stuff, doesn't it? It's certainly a challenge to those of us who have to run around like crazy people to get to it all!
Nonetheless, as crazy as it may be, there have been so many amazing blessings jam packed into this one little month that I thought I'd devote this post to them all. This way you don't have to suffer through a dozen separate ones!
The first weekend brought our goddaughter Lucy's First Holy Communion. It was a joy to see her receive the Eucharist for the first time, and nearly as great a joy for me to see Sam holding her baby sister Georgia. Can you say, "Awwwwww?"
The next weekend was Julia's birthday, which fell on Mother's Day this year. Julia turned 9 and I can hardly believe she is half way to being an adult already.
This weekend I am in San Antonio for Jennifer's daughter Hannah's high school graduation. I have known her literally since the hour she was born and am wondering what happened, when exactly she grew up. She is going to Truman State in Missouri in August.
Other miscellaneous items included Joey being promoted for the second time in the Civil Air Patrol (here he is in the BDUs) and having his second opportunity to fly a plane. Tomorrow he will turn 14 years old. Again, how did this happen?
Finally, I could not resist adding this photo of Tony who went to his Western-themed playday dressed as a Three Amigo.
Only in our family would the six year old even know who a Three Amigo is. He must certainly be the only one ever with a cast (he has since had it removed).
Lindsey competed in her first Mathletes competition and was very happy to have made the team. Bella will be graduating from preschool at the end of the month and Natalie...well, she is busy figuring out how to take over the world.
The month is only a few days past half over and we still have Joey's birthday tomorrow (as I already mentioned) and his 8th grade graduation on May 30. A truly crazy month.
How happy I am to simply be participating in the normal events of our lives, no matter how tired I am at the end of each day. Simple blessings are everywhere.