A series of Aprils
I love spring. I always have. It’s a time of hope and promise and the green is evidence that life abounds. I was going to post a picture, but then I started looking at pictures from Aprils of the past, and I decided to post a series of April pics. (If you get my blogs via email, you may have to go to the site to see the pics–sorry! I am still a techno-goober with no ability to troubleshoot.)
April 2004: Brad and I on our honeymoon. (We got married New Year’s Eve, but took our honeymoon over my spring break.) Did you know I was a history teacher in my professional life? Happy days as newlyweds.
April 2008. Maren, NanaRozzer, and I traveled to Australia so that Maren could meet my amazing Australian family. This trip was (mostly) paid for using the savings account I built into as a teenager babysitting. How/Why that money wasn’t spent during college, I’ll never know. But these memories are priceless. How’s this for a four generation shot? (L to R: Maren, Me, Rozzer, GGma Ma) I love this picture; it is so representative of our awesome family.
April 2010. Brad and I went to Europe to celebrate his graduation from Chicago Booth with his MBA. I love that we took a big trip at the 6 1/3 year mark in our marriage. We don’t wait for the round numbers around here. Here’s to us in Cinque Terre!
April 2011. Almost Greta time. Happy anticipation for becoming a family of four. Full of hope and joy.
April 2012. One month into my cancer journey, and this April day remains one of my best memories of my life. I remember being full of hope on this day, too: if losing my hair can be a happy day, anything is possible. Cancer free is possible.
April 2013. Today, I am cancer free. I’m off to a writer’s workshop in another state today. I’m both excited and nervous. Having Writer on my resume still seems a little presumptuous, and I feel incredibly amateur. But come what may. I do know that this trip requires me to be bold, and I got a boost of courage along with cancer. I say yes more, I risk more, I put myself out there more. Cheers to April adventures, hope, and dreaming big.
(Maren snapped this last one with my phone while I was writing this post. It’s me, today, as I am: full of April hope!)
April blessings to you!