Monday, January 2, 2012

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Perseverance.

My word for 2012.

I've always thought of myself as somewhat of a quitter. I am surrounded by unfinished projects and half-finished lists and ideas and dreams that swirl around in my head, willing me to bring them forth. I have grand vision...and bad follow through.

I don't know why I'm this way, because when I finish something (childbirth! university, traveling...) I feel elated! Many days, I want to keep my head buried under the covers, get lost in a book, and let the world pass me by.

The ultimate test of this tendency is the new reality that I find myself in: I have children. A two for one special. It's not something I can walk away from or ignore. And while I love it, this new life of being a stay at home mom is so challenging for me, because I've always been on-the-go.

If that doesn't take some perseverance and follow through, I don't know what does.

I believe that God gives you only as much as you can handle, while stretching you at the same time. Sometimes I mutter "really?" under my breath and then laugh, because he must have some major stretching to do in me. Like, miles. And I know it.

So this year, on the days that I hide my head under my pillow when I hear the sound of whimpering from the two sweet souls that sleep close by, or I'm tired of being at home, or I'm annoyed with the fact that we have dirty laundry, I'll set my jaw, kiss those two sweet heads, smile at my hubs, and persevere.


Thanks to friend Krystle for challenging me to think up my word, and linking up w/Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters.

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1 comment:

  1. Great word! I can relate. Children certainly have a way of teaching us more than we ever thought we needed to know. Thank goodness God only requires us to take one step at a time, despite the miles we have to go. Blessings to you in 2012!

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