After considering my complaining attitude about March, I thought I might redeem myself by sharing a few of the many things I LOVE about May!
Today is May 1. May Day! I can remember two very important things that happened for me on May 1. On May 1, 2004, I graduated from high school with my brother-in-law Benjamin. Of course he wasn't an official brother-in-law yet, but became so the following month. Somehow the thoughts of my approaching wedding coming up in 35 days seemed to cloud the amazingness of that day. It was fun though!
On May 1, 2003, I received my first bouquet of flowers from the man of my dreams. He stopped by my house in the middle of the day with a bouquet of wild irises. What I think is really special is that yesterday, he stopped by our house in the middle of the day with a bouquet of wild irises! I love my man!
May seems to bring so many special times. This morning our youth group put on the Mother's Day Breakfast. Every year it is FABULOUS!!! Two years ago they transformed our fellowship hall into a luscious garden, complete with a stream (with turtles) and hundreds of plants. Last year it was a pioneer farmyard, with hoopskirted servers, a real old cook stove, goats and chickens. (Yes, all IN the fellowship hall). This year it was a beautiful courtyard with laid paving stones, a magnificent fountain and a vast array of plants and flowers. We are SPOILED!!!
In May we also have birthday time!!! Havilah and Lydia's birthdays are exactly two weeks apart so today we are having a joint birthday party on my side of the family. Fun! Fun! Fun! I always try to imagine that carrot cake has some healthy benefits to it. As I poured in the sugar and oil my confidence was a little shaken. I guess the yumminess will have to make up for it!
The other great thing about May is that running and playing outside is in full swing! Which brings me to my last consideration.
Oh yes! I am very guilty of this! I am one of those planners, schemers and dreamers. Unfortunately my diligence and consistency has not quite caught up with me yet! Every spring, I start drooling for a garden. It will be the most amazing garden ever. Last year we had an abundant harvest of beets and cilantro ( even though I planted about everything else on the planet.) When I was growing up, our garden was always beautiful! Although, I never seemed to take much notice of the countless hours my Daddy spent watering, weeding and tending.
My dear husband is very gracious and patient and has actually given his blessing for me to have another try. I'm not sure what as come over him! I really am determined to be more consistent this year. Last year I learned two important lessons: Plants don't grow very well without sufficient water and deer aren't scared by fishing line.
Thanks for sticking with me through the thick and thin. Through Blogger's Block and blubbering ideas. Through words like amazingness and yumminess, You're all the best!