Slice of Life Stories hosted
Whew. I missed you all, but I needed those couple weeks off. Days away from writing, twittering, blogging, social media mediums-of-all-kinds. (Well, except Pinterest. I just couldn't stay away.)
It was good for my soul to do a little missing. I was emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted. It's that season of lows as a teacher (any time before a long break) crashing into caring-too-much-about-everything and then the unthinkable at Sandy Hook.
My BIG problems didn't seem so big any more. I'll be forever changed.
I took my two week winter break and played and sang and danced and laughed and read with my two and a half year olds. I enjoyed the little moments. I enjoyed being a full time mom (most of the time). I enjoyed these two precious gifts from God. I enjoyed time with family and friends. I enjoyed sleeping in and living in the moment. I enjoyed some organizing. I enjoyed some reading - I received volume 3 of my very own slices published! (Thanks Mom and Dad!)
And then there was an explosion of talk about the One Little Word. One little word that I forgot to think about for the new year with all the living I was doing. But my one little word still found me. Thank God. (No, really.)
I am a believer. I am a Christian. I'm not one to usually write about my faith. We have been attending a new church for a year, and I have grown as a christian understanding more now than all the years growing up in a church. It just makes sense to me now and being open to understanding helps a bit too. But there's always room to grow more with . . .
That is my one little word for the year. Trusting more in my faith. Learning about God's grace. It's all in His hands and I need to completely lean on Him for support and guidance.
And then we went to church this past Sunday to learn that one of the goals for the year is "intentional equipping." My church wants to provide more intentional equipping to follow Christ faithfully and to mature in faith.
I love when my one little word is confirmed.