This weekend, we celebrated two birthdays. Mae turned 1 on May 26th and Natalie turned 7 on May 28th. It made Memorial Day even that much more memorable. Not only did I remember special people in my family that served in the armed forces but I celebrated the wonderful gift of life.
It also warmed my heart to be able to see my mother, who turns 82 this year, being able to walk her great granddaughter around. It made me think of all the people in my life (past and present) that have never met my granddaughters and what they are missing.
Something else I thought of was the prominence of the numbers 6 and 8 in my life. And here again, these numbers pop up with the birth dates 26 and 28 and also the fact that the girls are 6 years apart and their ages add up to 8.
I am not sure of the significance of what these numbers mean but I do notice that they have appeared more than periodically in my life.
I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Ours was really busy, as you can imagine, but without a few "crazy" days, I guess the rest of them would feel pretty mundane! Family, friends...all a part of what makes Memorial Day really keep its promise.