September is one of those month; there simply are not enough hours in the day, enough days in the week or enough weeks in the month.
I. Love. September.
I love the days getting shorter, the nights getting cooler, the smell of logs burning in a fireplace. I love to see all the pretty faces of Pansies, the touch of a straw bale, and the oddity of corn stalks. I love that IHOP offers Pumpkin Pancakes and oh how I love to use my crockpot!
I. Love. September.
My birthday is in September... my mom always called me her 'last rose of summer'. God will bless our family with a baby girl this month. It is the month to celebrate the birth of one of my son-in-laws, my aunt, a good friend I have know since I was 17 years old and another friend I have known for almost 20 years!
September 11th is the tragic reminder of what terrorism is all about. We have been blessed to not know such a horrific event since 9/11, I pray our nation never relives that nightmare. If you don't own a flag, please buy one and proudly show our colors. I'll be posting much more about 9/11, as we approach the anniversary of atrocious attacks.
September is also Suicide Prevention Month. World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th. Every year approximately one million people die by suicide-one death every two minutes. Suicide.org focuses on suicide prevention in the military. AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) hosts an "Out of the Darkness Walk" around the nation. I'm hoping to participate in the Frederick, Maryland walk on November 7th.
September is a month of change; not only the change of season, but the beginning of a new school year. September 2007 was the first time in 24 years I did not have a child to get prepared for school. Just think, I may never have to buy another box of colored pencils or another composition book! Sweet!
For those of you interested...September's birthstone is Sapphire and the flower is Forget-Me-Not. (wink-wink)