Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

2014 was an amazing year.  It was filled with so much fun and joy and excitement.  I got to see my two squirmy babies grow into little walking and talking toddlers.  I got to see Grace learn how to read and Abi start developing her little personality more and more.  It was also a really hard year - that's 4 (yes 4) kids to keep track of, a ministry to run, "extra" people in my home to care for, work to do and a house to keep running smoothly.  Oh, and I spent the last third of the year growing baby number 5 who will be here in March/April.  It's been a little crazy around here.

Looking ahead to the next year I don't want to make resolutions, I don't want to choose one word to meditate on for the year - frankly, my attention span isn't that long.  I do want to set some written, attainable goals though that have been on my heart.

1. After baby is born, I want to start training for and run 2 5Ks this year.  If all goes well I might like to try a 10K.  This also means making healthy food choices and working on my struggle with all things sugary.

2. My desire is to only commit to projects, tasks or events that I can focus on enough to do well.  My life is busy.  My season is at home with my kids.  That doesn't mean turning down every opportunity, but to really focus on what is attainable for me and won't leave someone else disappointed.

3. Finally, my goal is to honor my husband and my family by continuing to use some different programs and techniques (more on that later) to make sure my home stays welcoming, clean and enjoyable.  I also will be working hard to make sure that as much as it depends on me, our family stays on budget.

These may not seem like wild, earth changing goals.   I'm ok with that.  I am in the process of raising 4 (soon to be 5) little earth changers and my number one job right now is to train and equip them, as well as the older girls that live with us.  Demonstrating how to do the wife and mom role cheerfully and well equipped by staying in love with the Lord is my calling and I will follow that call with everything I've got!

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