Summer is a time of celebration, and there are a lot of celebrations joyously occurring this summer among my friends.
Three teachers from school are getting married this summer, one of them today! She is a young woman and this day is the very day she has been dreaming about since she was a girl. Another has suffered the grief of widowhood but by the Lord's grace, after a time, has found love again.
A friend of mine is graduating. She graduated high school last night and her celebratory party is today. She has her life in front of her and plans to attend college after one year of working. Her family surrounds her and celebrates her achievement and the hope of her life promise.
Other friends are headed to various vacations - the beach, the mountains, family reunions. I love summer for families who make memories. They last.