Today has been a day of things fresh and new. The first day of a new year. The day that my Christmas decorations were stored away for another year and the house received a good cleaning. The day full of self-reflection, motivation, and excitement over things to come. The day that my growing little boy beat me in saying "I love you" first at bedtime.
I've never been one to make new years resolutions. Mainly for two reasons: 1. I have a horrible memory and can never remember the ones that I make and 2. when the new year begins, I have a hard time thinking up realistic resolutions that I can actually stick to. But this year is different. This year, I can't help but think of the goals that I want to accomplish...
I want to fall madly in love with the one who gave His life for me. I want to spend more time in His word, soaking Him in and hearing all that He has for me. I want to spend less time talking at Him, and more time hearing Him speak. I want to love His people with passion and be willing to follow wherever He leads.
I want to be a more patient and loving wife. I want my words and actions to be more loving towards the man who works so hard to take care of his family, and less impatient and judgmental. I also want to work as hard to keep our money as my husband works to make it. I want to be a better help meet by taking better care of our finances.
I want to embrace motherhood and all it has to offer. I want to laugh and play with the boy that holds my heart in his hands. I want to explore, create and enjoy life with him. I want to teach him. I want to cherish every smile, every hug, every laugh.
I want to have a more positive outlook. For instance... instead of being frustrated that my almost-two-year old will not go to sleep... I want to appreciate the fact that I am loved so much by his sweet little heart and that he wants nothing more than to cuddle with his mommy ;)
After months of feeling worn down and exhausted, having motivation and new hopes feels so good. I am full of joy and am expecting great things this year.
Wishing you and your families a year of good health and lots of smiles!