June is like a long extended Christmas for my family...at least the credit card bills are similar. My oldest son's birthday is the last day in May. This coming weekend contains both Father's day and my wife's birthday (she's turning the big 3-0 and will not like seeing that fact in this blog). The following weekend is our anniversary.
And did I mention our fourth child is due to arrive 30 days or less?
It is a joyful time for us that we enjoy sharing together. And all of this celebration, mixed with our baby-anticipation, has got me seeing yet even more ways to express gratitude to God for the things in our lives.
We celebrate birthdays, but we can also be thanking God for the gifts of our loved ones all the time. We celebrate the anniversaries of our marriages but we can be daily reminding each other of our gratefulness for that commitment and working to strengthen our relationships. A little utopian sounding, you say? Perhaps, but it's just what I'm thinking about today.