06 June 2011

Living Under June

Oh June, in years past you have given me SO much. More than any other month I believe. The heights of your generosity leave me in awe and push me higher to dream bigger, pull me forward in a swift rush to scoop up my wishes and run faster hand in hand with my wildest dreams.

For June is intricately laced with the most potent hope I have ever known.

Two years ago, June 9th, 2009, Rory's 30th birthday, I took a pregnancy test. Something I never thought I would do. Something that was an experience that belonged to other people, but for sure wasn't going to be a vat of memory in my story...or so I thought. Perhaps my favorite aspect of this story is that Rory bought the test for me, along with a few Power Bars. If that isn't love, well...

One year ago, June 9th, 2010, we received the news that took the weight of the world off our shoulders. Sookie did not have Cystinosis. I knew the chances were minuscule, but I had to know. That day was such a triumph; the tears were flowing out of pure relief.

Needless to say, Rory's birth day has held healing, bold, fantastic properties for us the past two years. I can say the same for his personality since the day I met him. I cannot wait to see what incredible happenings bless us this year.

I do know that this June is crazy busy with family reunions, poker tournaments, members of our Cystinosis family visiting for the 5th annual C.H. Robinson Cystinosis Research Network Golf Tournament, weddings, concerts, father's day, birthday parties, CRN conference calls and physical therapy appointments for my hip. I'm a little overwhelmed with how I will keep up with it all because of the fact I've really been struggling with stamina lately, but I need to keep in mind I'm so lucky we have a jam packed calendar of GOOD stuff. (Well, except PT for my hip.)

I might need to break my Diet Coke free streak in order to find the energy for all of it, but hey...

Hi June. Let's do this.


  1. What a great celebration in your post here! Go on, have a sip of that diet coke!! :)

    Just stopped by from Tuesday’s blog hop. I’m following you now and hope you’ll stop by my blog sometime too! Have a lovely week.
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. I can't believe it's June already!

    Stopping by from the Tuesday Hop to say hello.
    Join me for Deal Seeking Tuesday!
    Have a great day!

  3. I am a new follower from the blog hop! I look forward to reading & catching up!

    Best of Both Worlds.

  4. I remember both! June is a great month, isn't it? I always go home for Father's Day weekend, almost every year for my whole life, and bask in the summer sun.

  5. Hope you have a wonderful June and are able to keep up! Following you now from a Tuesday hop!
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

  6. Tahnie,

    I love your simple blog design and your little girl is darling! Thanks for sharing this personal post about June.

    I love it!

    I am visiting from the Meet Me Monday blog hop. It is nice to "meet" you. I hope you have a great week!

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

  7. You - can - do - it! I know it'll be stressful, but I'm sure your month will be full of so many beautiful things. And reading this post made me feel pumped for my OWN June, as well, so thanks for the motivation.

    PS. Thank god for Rory, huh?

  8. June is a favorite month of mine as well :) beautiful blog you have here ;)

    I found you over at the tuesday follow me chickadee blog hop... Hope you can check me out I have over 10 prizes in a birthday bash giveaway right now :)

  9. awwww... what a heart warming celebration post ~> Love it!
    I wis I had a month like that but my happiness are spread across the months :)
    June thou is one on my months, Its the month I married my husband of now 11 years <3

    ~~Love Living, Loving & Homeschooling inFlorida~~