I am not a New Years resolution kinda gal.
I know myself too well.
Now if there was like, a"New Weeks" resolution
or maybe a "New Days" resolution....
We might be on to something I could successfully accomplish.
I have nothing against resolution, in fact they're kind of fun way
to get ones motor revved, but follow-through?
Not so easy after the first glow of motivation is gone.
Here is something else to consider.
You know that calendar you are looking at?
Those days and weeks and months.... they don't exist.
I'm sorry to break it to you, but the year ahead is a bit of a fiction
and when depended upon for the next chance at something
has the potential to rob us of a victory today. Right now. This minute.
I know we are to plan ahead and look ahead to some degree,
but watch out! -Especially we mommas who feel like we're sinking
barely treading water.
There is hope for tomorrow
but all we can give to the Lord is what He's gifted us with today.
Personally I find that a relief because it helps me to evaluate and adjust my
heart and attitude this minute, to glorify Him.
And to be a right representative of who He IS,
to my family and anyone else in the vicinity.
When talking with my children about all this today,
I asked what things they might like to accomplish in the upcoming year. Here are their answers:
*I want to draw plans for a PT boat
*I want to learn how to Trick Shoot (like Roy Rogers).
*I want to build a tree house... with a roof.
*I want daddy to teach me to shoot.
*I want us to finish our Bible time line.
*Next year I want to eat 100 peanuts.
....and go fishing.
*I want to learn to read.
.....and do more Math.
* I want to catch a frog.
Bryce Endurance (he didn't tell me this, but I can see it in his eyes)
*I want to learn to walk, run, jump, and follow the big kids into the great world!
After this conversation, we discussed what things would bless the Lord the
most, and we identified that our Character is of greater worth than our physical accomplishments.
Some of the children were very perceptive in seeing their own weaknesses and knowing what
changes they wanted to impliment:
"...Not to threaten to tattle..." "...Not to antagonize by invading other people's space." "...To stop whining..." "...To obey right away..."
Good stuff - plenty for me to digest too.
As for Yours Truly,
I aspire to get through this day first.
Then the day after that...
and so on.
Truthfully, I DO have some goals for the coming year,
but they are hidden in my secret heart to cherish and work toward.
Without fanfare for their completion or defeat,
but with hopes of growing closer yet to my Lord.
He is faithful and He WILL do that good work!
(And I think I might just join Susanna in her resolve -
eating 100 peanuts seems do-able ;-))
Take heart my friend - for the days ahead,
and remember this:
RESOLVE to seize thismoment!
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times