MAY. When Spring starts turning to Summer. When dinners with friends move from the kitchen table to the patio. When conversations occur during walks in the sunshine. May might possibly be my favorite month, only partially because it’s my birthday month. May has always been an exciting and happy month. The ending of another school year, family vacations being had, my birthday celebrated, the start of summer vacation.
This month will be a bit bittersweet as so many changes take place at once. Next weekend I will graduate from college, which could stand alone as a significant change. I will celebrate my 22nd birthday, and begin what I believe will be a super exciting summer. I’ll witness friends get married, catch up with good people in my small town. I’ll move from this college town, transition from the life I’ve experienced here. I’ll travel with my man and his family, and later move back to my hometown to start my new job.
This month I’m praying for a renewed spirit. The weeks leading up to this particular May have been tiresome, stressful, busy, and overflowing with tasks to be completed. I’m praying that I will listen to the Lord, to what He has already spoken and what He will say. I know that when I open my eyes and ears, Jesus is there. Gracious and good, faithful and life-giving.
I’m excited to see this month. And with it will come a sweet amount of pressing into the Lord.
You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11
photo + lettering done by me