We had a lovely 2010. We became a family of 5. And the refining that comes with motherhood blessed me. And it challenged me.
I am joining Alece from Grit and Glory by choosing one word to focus on this year. When I read her blog last week I knew immediately my word should be patience. I was a little scared ("don't ever pray for patience, you might get it") so I secretly tried it out for a few days.
And an amazing thing happened. It was as if God immediately blessed me with an extra measure of patience. Just by being willing to focus, He was already working. On little ol' impatient me.
The interesting thing was that a few days earlier I had asked my husband to help me recognize when I was being impatient with our children. A raised voice, a harsh tone, a frustrated look. He agreed this can be a weakness for me. Further confirming my need for an intentional focus on patience.
The only downside, so far, to this patience project is that this song has run through my head at least once a day. GAH.
And now it's in your head too. Hello, 1989! You were a wonderful year to graduate from high school.