Sunday, February 06, 2011

February: Curse or Blessing?

February is a strange month for me. If anything significant is going to happen to me in my life, it usually happens in the month of February.

I have no idea why the shortest month of the year is usually the most turbulent for me. I don't know if it has anything to do with my astrological sign (Gemini) or how the planets are aligned in any particular way for me or if it just is that shit happens to me a lot in the month of February. It has been both a blessing and a curse for me.

Ironically, the curses have a way of turning into blessings.
Many years ago, my parents separated in the month of February. The blessings were, we all ended up in Minnesota where we were all able to start over and have a great life together and on our own.

I found out I was pregnant with my son, Alex, on Valentine's Day, almost two weeks after I broke up with his Dad in 1989. This turned out to be a blessing for many reasons, but at the time, I was scared to death and didn't know what to do. Alex was born on May 5, 1989.

My mother found out she had breast cancer and she had a masectomy in February of 2000. Good news is, she has been cancer free since then and has not had to have any further treatment.

This year has been kind of quiet, so I'm curious to see what happens. And I'm anxious to see what I will learn from the shortest month of the year.


Donna M. McDine said...

Interesting post. I'm glad to read all turned out well. Blessings for February and beyond.

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April said...

Wow, that is ironic how February is such an outstanding month - in terms of things taking place during that month. I am so happy to hear that those not-so-great things turned into such wonderful blessings! Excellent attitude!!

Cheryl said...

Very interesting, Laura. Hopefully this February will only hold blessings.

Gloria Oliver said...

Well, February may have been quiet so far for you, but...
Lol. With all this freakish weather, especially down in Texas, February has been anything but quiet this year. :P