I waited. And waited. I thought. And I looked.
I read and I read. Blog post after blog post.
I wanted that story. A gift in the beauty of one little word.
I had words. Words surrounded me.
Balance. Time. Healthy. ME. Faith. Possibilities.
I initially thought my word was going to be ME. After having my girls three and a half years ago, ME has been lost. Me never comes first. ME? If there was time . . . which, if you are a parent, know that is, um, like, never.
And I'm good with that because children are the most beautiful gift from God.
But in the midst of being a mother, I am looking to BALANCE my TIME to be HEALTHY for ME and having FAITH in all the POSSIBILITIES.
And, yet, choosing the word ME felt selfish. It was too much about ME. It didn't feel right.
Of course, my one little word is about still about me. It provides a focus for the year. A reminder of what I want to think about. A train of thought. A mantra of sorts.
I wanted my word to give ME strength this year.
Strength in my relationship with Christ through God's word.
Strength in my quest to eat healthier and be stronger for my family in all aspects of my life: physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Strength in my balance of life and finding time to balance all that I need and want to do and accepting that I can't do it all!
Strength in my parenting with patience, love, and kind words and actions with my girls. I want them to know Jesus and obey God's word.
Strength in my marriage to nurture our relationship that has been altered by parenthood.
Strength in my growth as a teacher-leader to be the best me in the classroom.
And there it is.
My one little word for 2014 - STRENGTH. Beginning with the strength from above.
"But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength." 2 Timothy 4:17
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