Choosing To Savor
The past few weeks have been glorious. Amidst the Christmas and New Year's blur, I was able to soak it up and enjoy the moments. My work was cut back during those weeks and since most of my "shopping" was done ahead of time, I was able to focus on other more important aspects of the season. Even this past week has been one of extra sleep, easy schedules and very few items on my to do list. Yet, I know it's time to whip out the planner and get back into the swing of things. Perhaps with a "to do" list for the year or rather, list of goals.
I kept thinking I would write one of those "ode to 2011" posts, but really, there isn't much to say. It was a difficult year. It was an amazing year. In every single situation that Josh and I faced, we found God answering our prayers and providing for us in ways I couldn't have dreamed up if I tried. We grew as a couple-- we've changed, we laughed, we lost, we cried. That's how life works. The best part is knowing that our Father is in control. My word for 2011 was simplify, and boy howdy did I ever learn the art of that. Two yard sales and cleaning freak sessions, left me with a much more simplified life. Yet, I find myself falling back into old habits. But, it's a new year for new things and new changes.
And this year? I think I'll hang on to the word "Savor". I want to savor precious time with my Savior. Soak in his word and savor the truth between each passage. I want to savor precious time with my husband because life is short and I want to make as many memories as possible. I want to savor my life because it's fleeting, here for a moment...