(Lily with her great-great-grandad & grandpa Brad)
I decided to skip the list making this year.
What I struggled with most in 2012 was finding balance.
I could never seem to fit it all in, what with the (relatively) new mama role + the brand new full-time working mama role + ya know just... life.
Anyway, it seems to me like another great big list of TO DOs would only serve to provide more stress + feelings of inadequacy.
So I've chosen a word of the year instead.
H E A L T H Y
- spiritually- more Jesus time, that's all :) I've prayed for a desire & he has answered... Finding/making time for Him is where I've struggled. I think I might just start with Ellen's class on Studying God's Word. I just love her a lot.
- mentally- read more books + meal plan. Weird combo? Sure, but it's true. I love love reading & just want to make more time for it, but grocery shopping/cooking seems to steal so much of my down time + mental energy. So planning better ought to free up some space for healthier thought.
- emotionally- #1 here.... consistent date nights + quality social time. I am a people person to the core & my soul longs for deep + solid community... This probably means saying no to more "organized get-togethers" & being more intentional about consistent time. Amen.
- physically- No brainer. I've just got to get a little more active + a lot less hungry for sugar.
"...when Israel sought for rest, the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Again I will build you, and again you shall be built!"