Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Where did June go ?

I sat here last night and wondered what happened to June? It seems it was gone as quick as it came. Then I got to thinking about how over the years June has taken on a whole new meaning for me in my life. I've always been fond of June knowing it's the month that brings on the warm weather and the official beginning of summer. After I met Arthur it held more meaning, it's his birthday month...yes "Birthday Month". Arthur's birthday is on the 3rd, and from the that day on he claims it his birthday month....he is a sweet tooth and loves cake, homemade ice cream, and of course DQ blizzards...Yum! We seem to have sweets more often in June than any time. After the birth of our first child Elizabeth it gave another reason for celebration Father's Day, Arthur's month continues. Then, this past June marked the anniversary of Arthur's LAST round of chemo June 2004, 4 years cancer free. So, I guess you can see why over time June has taken on so many wonderful meaning for me. I'm so very thankful that I have a wonderful husband born in June, we can celebrate that he is a fantastic father, and most of all that he is CANCER FREE and we pray daily he stays this way. I'll gladly call June "Arthur's Month" !

The picture of Arthur is from his birthday, and he is wearing his I survived the Chemo Monster shirt...how fitting!


Christina said...

Awww..I will never look at June the same again! How sweet!

Christina said...

Laura, I read a comment you made on another blog, and thought I'd check out yours...you don't seem to have a way to contact you other than through a comment, so...just wanted to say, Wow, what a life you lead! I can't even imagine having that much going on!

I rejoice with you in your husband's wholeness and health.

Jennifer said...

I can't imagine going through what you have been through with a sick spouse. Your attitude gives me new appreciation for my husband. I don't have cancer, but he's been through a lot of health stuff with me, all of which were pretty scary. The way you love him is apparent in your blog and really beautiful!

Theresa said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Arthur. We have birthday weeks. But I see how you can celebrate the entire month of June!

Love T

The Broken Man said...

My wife spreads her birthday out for as long as possible too! So glad your husband is clear of cancer - praying that he will continue to be free of it.

The Broken Man