The past year taught me a lot about how important our foundations are. When times are tough you realize that a healthy body, a sound mind, a beautiful marriage, friendships, and a close walk with God are priceless. They are all things deserving of our investment. I didn't wait for the new year to begin before charging ahead with my goals. Yes, it has been hard to put new habits in place. Micaela finally got the "all's-clear" from doctors and we were able to move out to the ranch. My husband, Jovani, had been missing his girls and we surely missed him too. There are still boxes that need unpacking and corners that need cleaning, but I am recognizing that I can't forfeit today's peace for a chance at tomorrow somehow being perfect. Life doesn't work that way. Instead, I let the dishes sit in the sink while I use a quiet house to read my Bible. I use the girls' nap time to exercise so my body is renewed and strengthened. I treasure and and encourage my husband and our beautiful marriage, I try not to let a day go by without letting him know how much I appreciate him. Most of all, I am learning to listen to God's voice, storing away His truths, wisdom, and peace.
As the days start for to turn through 2015 I pray for endurance, I pray for good habits to last and for growth to continue.
I pray you all have begun your new year with hope.
My sister-in-law quoted something that I'm holding on to. She said, "If everyday in a year is a page, there is 365 pages in your book...that is a lot of opportunities to write days of greatness."
May the writing begin.
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