Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How Did This Happen?

How is he SIX already?

This kid definitely keeps me on my toes like nothing I've ever experienced...but I wouldn't trade him for the world.  I love him more than words could ever say.

From the very first moment:

Till forever:

To read more about my overwhelming love for this little man read here and here :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Fresh Start

Well hello Friends...long time no write!

Hello 2013!  Hello Fresh Start!

I'm so grateful for the fresh start of this new year!  I don't usually get into starting new just because it turns January 1, but for some reason this year I feel a little more renewed.

I am looking to focus on the path that He has set before be more purposeful, take more action, give my all & maintain:

MAINTAIN:  To provide the upkeep or support of; to sustain or support; to keep in an appropriate condition or operation.

This is my Word this year.  I'm adding this to my list of Words:

For me, there's nothing like a well-maintained home, a well-maintained relationship, a well-maintained family,  well-maintained health habits, a well-maintained budget, etc.  

The word maintained continued to be placed on my heart though initially I thought of it as an odd Word and it didn't, at first, seem to have a whole lot of action associated with it.  But as I prayed on it, reviewed its definition and thought about what it means in my life I realized that there is in fact quite of bit of action that is involved with maintaining.

It takes time and purpose to remain in His Word to maintain a relationship with God...

It takes action to maintain a home and make it welcoming to family and friends...

It takes sacrifice and dedication to maintain a healthier lifestyle (I've lost 12 pounds...woot, woot!)...

So maintain, for me, doesn't mean sitting and letting things be...but it's about doing and building things up.

That's what I'll be doing :)

PS...Hi Mom!