The past few years have been challenging and filled with change. My kids are growing up, getting married, finishing college, graduating from high school and making plans for their future. I'm getting my masters and looking forward to where my career will take me next.
So many things have changed and my life looks completely different than it did 3 years ago. It would be easy to have a pity party and wish things weren't so difficult. But that's just not who I am.
I have been trying to choose my word for the year. I've thought a lot about what I wanted to practice and zone in on this year. One thing that I have learned is that when I embraced the challenges or difficulties, that is when I have grown stronger. When I have embraced the feelings of hurt and anger, that is when I have begun the process of healing.
So in 2019, I will Embrace life. I will accept willingly and enthusiastically this chapter of my story. I will embrace the uncertainty knowing that anything is possible. I will embrace the chaos. I will embrace the feelings of joy, heartbreak, excitement and disappointment.
I will embrace the challenges of being a solo mom and trust that God will fill the void. I will embrace the road to healing and forgiveness. I will embrace my flaws, imperfections and weaknesses and allow God to use them as He continues to write my story. I will embrace my failures and use them as an opportunity to learn and go after my goals with new perspective.
I will embrace my strengths and talents and thank God for what He has given me instead of being worried about what I don't have. I will embrace the storms of life because through them I will grow stronger. I will embrace change because it brings a promise of new life and the chance to begin again. Endings bring about new beginnings. And beginnings are rich in possibilities.
This year I will enjoy the journey and embrace the detours. It is in the detours where I have learned what I am capable of and have learned what it means to truly live!!
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, a VBS crafter, a coupon clipper, a thrift store shopper, a football fan, a cook, a student of the Bible and an avid reader.