Mauryn's maiden voyage in the backpack - helping daddy to mow the lawn. She loved it!

I have chosen the word Embrace to be "my word" for 2008. There is a give away on another post that mentions choosing a word for the year - a word to reflect on throughout the year. I took some time to pick a word for this coming year. I started out with words such as priorities, focus, and selflessness. All my thoughts revloved around the same ideas: family, friends, time, and being healthy in mind and in body. As I was thinking about all those things, the word embrace came to me. It sounded so much softer and gentler than some of the other words. When it came to me, I thought yes this is exactly the word I want for 2008. What do I want to embrace for next year? I want to embrace relationships with my husband, children, friends, family, and most importantly God. I want to embrace this stage of life I am in right now. I am a stay at home mom who also home schools her children. Life is full and busy and I want to cherish this time and not look too far in the future because before I know it, this will be over and my kids will be grown. I want to embrace the stage each of my children are at right now. I want to enjoy each of their ages and stages and treasure this time up in my heart and mind. I want to embrace the deicisons I make and be happy with them and not look back with regrets or what ifs. I want to embrace who I am as a person. I want to embrace my "new body" at age 34 and three kids later. I want to live a healthy lifestyle and be a good role model to my kids but not be so focused on "dieting" and losing weight but eating right and exercising. I am ready to embrace all that 2008 has to offer!

1 comment:

Sarah Markley said...

First - I found you via a comment on Denise's blog. My word is wisdom (check out my post from yesterday) and I love your word!!! It is beautiful and how you explain it too, perfect. I like what you said. Also, I love the Francine Rivers books that you mention in your sidebar. (Redeeming Love has to be my all time fave). Anyway, hope you don't mind if I come back to visit!