April – The Month of the Diamond

April’s birthstone is the diamond, represents Strength, Eternity, Health and Abundance, longer days, springing ahead with hope for the future. Planting a tree on Arbor Day to replace what was taken and leaving behind for the children to come. A month of deep faith with remembrance of Christ on Good Friday and all that was given so many years ago. And Passover the celebration of the emancipation of the Israelites from being enslaved in ancient Egypt, a celebration of freedom. In Massachusetts and Maine, the third Monday of April, Patriot’s Day is remembered, the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, which were two of the earliest battles in the American Revolutionary War, a fight for freedom.