2011 is approaching. I spent my night away writing out some of my spiritual, family, nutritional, career, social and educational goals. But I don’t have a “theme” to my year. Have you ever done that? Picked a word or phrase that embodies your year? I often see them in retrospect, like when I’m writing our Christmas letter. But I don’t think I’ve ever done it in advance. One author, whose blog archives I could pick through for days, called 2010 The Year of Yes. I love that.
I recently ordered myself a book about intentional mothering. I’m calling it my New Year’s gift to myself. God has really graced me with an increased passion for mothering. I am looking at this passion as it was given: an undeserved, shining, precious gift. I know that it won’t look so bright every day. The battle for our attention and devotion is a constant one, but Love, in Christ, wins. I know that and have faith in it. So I will lean and trust as, each day, I put one foot in front of the other.
In other news, this had me laughing out loud.