June 2009 is a big month for my sister and me – especially for her. Earlier this month she and her husband celebrated 25 years of marriage. This week her son will be twenty-one years old. And, I just found out yesterday, he graduated from high school. (He has Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. Like my younger son, who has a different autism spectrum disorder, he is very bright but has behavioral challenges in the classroom.) Congratulations!
As for me, my husband and I will celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary this Tuesday. According to the old traditions, this is the “china” anniversary. We have no interest in china, but I thought eating at a Chinese restaurant would be nice. He suggests a Thai restaurant, as he enjoys the spicy Thai cuisine. Fortunately, both are usually available in one restaurant.
I’m not doing anything to celebrate it, but I graduated from high school 30 years ago, and while I don’t remember the date I’m pretty sure it must have been sometimes early in June 1979. (And I’m pretty sure my sister graduated from high school 35 years ago, in June 1974.) I graduated from college 27 years ago, in June 1982. I became a Christian 33 years ago, in June 1976.
Oh, and Kyra (our puppy, in case you haven’t been reading this regularly) will be a year old this month.