There are so many benchmark dates in our lives. There is first our birthday, every year we begin to celebrate (and then dread) that magical date every year. THen we have graduation dates, from Kindergarden, up to college and then perhaps graduate school. I know I was born June 21, 1978, I graduated high school in 1996 — I graduated college in 2003 and I will recieve my Masters of Divinity in 2008. Another important date for me (For many reasons) would be when I was a Counselor in training at Camp Calumet in 1994.
But today there is another date in my life that is important, it is my wedding anniversary. Sure it might not totally feel special today becuase we are unable to go out and celebrate. But 3 years ago today I woke up with the realization that I was going to be married. I was surrounded by friends and family excited for Katie and myself about our special day. I was such a happy day in my life and one that I will never forget.
Then there are dates that are important for companies and products, for many people it was June 29,2007 for the release of the iphone, others it was July 21, 2007 for the release of the new Harry Potter book and still others are looking forward to this friday July 27, 2007 for the Simpons movie release.
Dates are important and the older you become the more dates come into your life, there are dates of family and friends that you need to know and eventually your own children!!
But as each date comes and goes it gives you a time for reflection and apprichation. I know that I have loved being in the relationship that I am in and both Katie and I have been blessed — and two wonderful, lovely and precious children have come from it.
What Dates are important to you and why? I would love to hear stories!!!