I posted on Facebook this morning saying that I LOVE firsts. I love the 1st of the month, the 1st of the year, the 1st of the week the 1st of just about anything. It's always brings such hope, excitement and that feeling that something new is happening.
The first of the year everyone makes big plans, resolutions if you will. Something that truly encourages you to "take on" the new year and enjoy every minute of it. It's generally something to make you a better person.
The first of the month brings excitement for what the next 28-31 days have planned in them. Sometimes it's a month of birthdays, or a month of trips or a month with "nothing" planned. Sometimes those are the best months ever. The ones when you flip the calendar and see a completely blank calendar ready to be filled with all the life your family can handle putting into it.
The first of the week has the feel that everything is going on again. Things are still moving. Another week of school, work, summer vacation (ahh those wonderful months) or sometimes just 1 more week closer or further away from something. I'm finding Monday's are a hard day to deal with sometimes. There's so much going on and so much that needs to get done I can't seem to enjoy them as much.
Today is the 1st of May. While May isn't a busy month for us (for now) it brings a lot of "newness" to our lives. This month we have my first full month at a new job, my first big project for the JK/SK's to get done and hopefully succeed, our first time going to a Toby Mac Concert this weekend, my first time on new drugs for my blood pressure, Kyler's Frist time on the track team, and his first time taking swimming lessons at school. It just brings a lot of firsts for us.
Kyler and Quinton were so excited for the 1st of May because to them it meant that we could get ice cream from the ice cream truck.
My parents (I'm sure) are excited for this month because we are going to open their pool.
I'm excited to have the long weekend here in Toronto. It's the first time (in a long time) that I remember having a full long weekend to work on projects around the house and yard. I love those weekends.
So today while you enjoy the sunshine (at least in this part of the country) remember to enjoy the 1st that you have, while you have them!