Have I mentioned what a busy month June is here in my family? My goodness. It seems like there is a continuous stream of birthdays, graduations, celebration days, etc...I always know that when the month of June rolls around, it will be gone before I blink. It is just one of those months. And I do love it. It is a time of honoring some very important people in my life...my mama, my grandpa, my husband and my own daddy...and all of that reflecting makes me feel like a very blessed gal. Yes...I am very blessed. We have had so many fun parties and events to attend in the past few weeks. And one very special one we are planning for....Asher's third birthday is on Friday! A few weeks ago I had a talk with him about what kind of party he would like for his birthday. I thought that if he could see some ideas he would be more interested and better grasp the notion of a party and everything that entails, and then perhaps we could have some conversations about it so that he knows what to expect when the day comes for his special gathering. I happened to have a catalog that was FULL of fun party themes and ideas. So I had him flip through the pages. We kept narrowing his favorites down until there was only two left...and what were they, you ask? Well...they just so happened to be BUGS and FLAMINGOS. His final choice ended up being bugs and started sharing the fun news about his "bug potty" with everyone around him. He grew so attached to the paper that featured his choice theme that he went to bed each night with it in hand. He also slept with the flamingo ("nino") page, and still is, because it is the only one that has survived the treacherous journey of his obsessive inclinations. I do love that boy. I love his loyalty. So we are starting to create and think up some fun ideas for his day....all in hopes that he grasps a tiny bit of what a truly remarkable person he is as he turns three. I love that his birthday falls around the summer solstice (he was born on the longest day of the year, and oh how fitting that was for his birth) because it so perfectly fits with change and letting things go. He will only grow older...and I will continuously have to "let go" of the baby that he is and accept more of who he is becoming. The only thing that doesn't change is that I am constantly in amazement of his being. It is proving to be quite a month....of reflection, of letting go, of feeling blessed, of starting new creative patterns, of moving forward with greater passion and of realizing the importance of change. What kind of month have you been having?