red solo cup

Why I love the month of May


I want to share a little something with you. This 'something' brought a smile to my face this morning around 6:00a.m...

I love the month of May.

March is my favorite month, well for selfish reasons—my birthday is in March. October and January are also special months to me—my daughters were born in these two months.

Now back to May... The month of May really fills my heart up with love, laughter, and joy. For years, May has been a busy time for me—being a youth pastor for about seventeen years, I was always going to high school graduation ceremonies and parties. I loved going to these things because of all the celebration, laughter, and food.

I even made some fun out of going to these special events by using the same red Solo cup for three years (I had each graduate, whose party I went to, sign it as a memento).

I really enjoyed my time as a youth pastor, and in many ways I miss it. In fact, we still keep in touch with many of the students, and still consider them as our kids (No. I will not pay for your college tuition. I'm still trying to figure out how to pay for my biological kids). 

But there is another reason for why I love the month of May—actually three reasons why...

1. May is my wife's birthday month and I am thankful she was born. She is the most important person to me on earth.

2. May is my wedding anniversary. There is no more important moment in my life than when we committed our lives to each other. (I would say the moment I became a follower of Jesus is the most important event in my life, but still my wife had a hand in that too—she introduced me to Jesus).

3. May is the month my son was born. (May 2014 is a special one for him. He turns eighteen years old and he graduates from high school)

Needless to say, I am usually out of money towards the end of this month, but it's always worth it!