I had been thinking of all kinds of new years resolutions. Exercising, things I want to sew and make. Learning more about photography. Etc, Etc. I am sure I will do some of those things. But I have never ended a year and said I fulfilled a resolution and this is how it changed me.
So the other day I was flitting around the different blogs and came upon Ali Edwards blog with a bit of a different idea. Pick a word for the year. Hmmm. One word jumped to my mind but I am always quick to jump on something and wish I had thought it through first. Well the word kept coming back to me so I did a little bible study on the word and well here it is….Gentle.
I have a lot of goals and ideas for this year and gentle doesn't really relate except the things that mean the most, my relationships, need this. I never really considered my self NOT gentle but situations have changed and so have the people in my life…Husband and kids.
This last year was a tough one for me. Finally my dream of being a stay at home mom was fulfilled and it has been one of the hardest jobs of my life. Don't expectations always seem to get in the way. Because of course it wasn't the “dream” I had. It was much much harder.
Of course I love my kids and I DONT want to go back to work but WOW.
So with a lot of self reflection and prayer I go into my year with the goal of applying the word GENTLE. .
Its for them.