Saturday, January 2, 2010


The new year is here!  Wow!  Clay and I have had a great time over the past couple of days spending time with family, friends, and Will.

I didn't make any real New Year's resolutions, because I know I will just break them.  But I do have a short list of things that I want to do during 2010:
  • Spend as much time as possible with Will and Clay
  • Laugh more and cry less
  • Give more, take less
  • Learn to slow down and take every single moment in
  • Read the entire Bible
  • Spend more time worrying about what God thinks about me, and not what others think about me
  • Live the life I know I am supposed to live and let everything else fall into place
It's not much but these are things that are important to me now. If anything, last year taught me that this life is too short wasting time on "stuff". I used to worry too much about what other people thought. Do I drive the nicest car? Do I have to best house? Do I wear the right clothes? How big is my paycheck? Do people think I have it all together?  All that stuff doesn't matter.

Now, I want to invest my time and energy into the important things in life. I want to live my life by God's standards. I want to raise my child in a loving home. I want a strong marriage. I want spend time with people who love me for me - flaws and all. Having Will in 2009 changed my perspective on this life.  I thought success could be measured by the amount in my bank account. Now I know that is not true. I want my success to be measured by what kind of Christian, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend I am.  God's plan for my life is so much better than what I had "planned" and that is pretty amazing.

I hope everyone has a wonderful 2010!

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