June 1, 2012

This month has always been particularly special for me.

When I was younger, June was the best month of the year. Why? Because it was my birthday month, and everyone loves their birth month.

My birthday falls on June 5th. Five more days of being 23.

As I got older, June was the best month because school was soon finishing. The last day of school for the year was in June, and that meant summer was just around the corner. Although I love school, and I am becoming a teacher, I do love summer vacation. Each June 1st meant that another school year was ending.

Summer officially starts in June. The Summer Solstice is usually June 20 or 21st. A day many people look forward to, because it means hopefully warmer weather has arrived.

June, has also been a favourite name of mine. I think it would be a pretty name for a girl. Maybe one day.

June is also a month of commencement for many. Graduation ceremonies often happen in this month.

June 14 will be a day of celebration and acknowledgement, a day which has taken 6 years to arrive at.

June 16th we will celebrate with a party surrounded by family and friends.

June 17th, we will be thinking of you. Another father’s day come and gone.

June 19th will mark eight years.

It will forever be a bittersweet month for me. A month that began with happiness, that much too soon became a month of sadness, and remembrance.

Eight years of him not being with us.

In a way it feels like a lifetime, in another it feels like only yesterday.

Yes, June is a month filled with mixed emotions.

Each year I am hopeful June will bring many new adventures and memories.

Make your June count.

{ Dad and I – First Birthday – June – ’89 }

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  • Reply Andrea June 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Yes June is really Bitter-sweet >>>>Like Unsweetened Chocolate
    I love this Picture >>>xoxo

  • Reply Aunt Weez June 1, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Lou, How heart warming nostalgic memories sharing this picture. Love you . Thanks for this picture, we loved your Dad. You are a jem and comfort to your family. Can’t wait to see you on the 16th of June. Love Aunt Weeze N Uncle Marv

  • Reply Suzan June 2, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    WOW! Does this picture ever bring back fond memories! I can almost hear your Dad’s voice and see your cute little face! Thanks for sharing this pic! I miss your Dad most on March 10th, always enjoyed his phone call…
    Love you so much my beautiful niece…Auntie Sue

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