Thursday, January 2, 2014

A New Year for Imagining

And just like that, 2013 is gone and 2014 has begun.  I seriously can't believe another year has gone by.  It seems as if every year moves faster than the last and that each moment is more fleeting than the one that came before it.

I honestly find myself thinking that it was only last year that Elyse was born....she's 2.  We've been an official family of three now for over 2 years and it seems like just yesterday that I was pinning two paint samples to the nursery wall as I revealed to Hubby that we were pregnant.  Hubby & I have been married for nearly 8 years...and it's hard to even remember what life was like without him by my side.  We've moved to a time in my life when the clearest of memories aren't those of me being by myself, but memories that include a husband, and a little girl.

Last year my new year's post centered on the word intentional...and honestly, that post wasn't intentionally about that word.  But it was mine for 2013.  And for the most part I feel as if I achieved my goal.  I made great strides in being intentional as a mom and as a wife and just as a person who want to follow God with her whole heart.

This year, my word is proving more difficult to discover.  I think it's more of a mindset than a single word.  I could use the word "faith" or "patience" or "wait"....but none of those really seem to capture my goal for this year.  This year I really just want to stand back & watch.  No, I don't want to become a lazy bum who sits on the couch and watches TV all day & eats an entire bag of cookies.  But I want to be still & be quiet.  And to wait.

I know that God has so much in store for me as a wife, and as a mom, and as a friend and I want to be ready for it when it happens.  I want to remove my crazy high expectations of everyday life and just enjoy the moments as they come.  And I want to stand back in awe when God's timing does finally arrive and be completely and utterly speechless.  

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. " Ephesians 3:20

God can do more than we can even imagine. I want to be patient and simply enjoy the moments that I have as a mom and a wife and a friend.  I want to have faith that God's plan for my life is more than I could ever dream of and that his timing will be all together perfect when he reveals his plan.

So I want to imagine, and be ready for God to go even beyond my farthest dreams.


Sara said...

I think this is a lovely goal. Maybe your word could be something like surrender. Or savor. Or appreciate. :-)

P.S. Did you happen to get anything particularly special for Christmas?

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Sometimes making it too complicated doesn't work...keeping it simple is the best!! Happy new year and may this be the best one yet!!

TOI said...

i really love your goal for 2014. waiting for God's timing is perfect