A Christmas Reflection

I am thankful for: 
Where do I start? I am so thankful for my family and their health. I am thankful for the many ways that God has shown his goodness to me over the past year. I am thankful for the gift of my daughter and the many blessings she brings to me on a daily basis. I am thankful for all of the good gifts that come from the hand of God. 
I learned: 
Humility. This year I have learned that it is better to serve than to be served. It is a concept that is too big for me to wrap my head around. How did I learn about humility? I failed. A lot. I failed in helping others and loving others how I wish I had done so. My desire is to grow more into a woman of faith whose heart reflects the desire of Jesus to love and serve others with humility. 
I am hopeful for:
Jesus to work in my life. I am excited to see him change me. I am excited to see how he will work in my daughter this next year. I am hopeful for my family that some will come to know his deep love for them. I am hopeful that this next year will bring a new adventure and season that will be good for my husband and daughter. I am hopeful that God will give us the means to walk through 2014 with him. 
Next year I won’t:
Do too much. I have a deep desire to slow down my life and not take on too much “stuff”. I really want to focus on what is most important- my family and my relationship with God. This past year I did too much and stressed myself out. I need to make some changes that will be difficult for me, but I definitely want to cut out areas of my life that are not best suited for this season. 
My favorite memory was:
A conglomerate of morning family tickle fights. All the belly laughing, wrestling, tossing, horse fighting, and cuddling. Throwing the covers around my kiddo like a parachute. Those are my favorite memories. 


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