I love reflecting on the goals I set at the beginning of the year and seeing how I did with things. I’m shaking things up a little for 2014–you’ll have to wait and see tomorrow!
1. I will use our story to reach others for Christ. Somewhere, someone needs our story. That is why it was given to us. I will work to use it as a testament of God’s promises to me when the going got tough. I won’t keep secrets; I won’t bury it because it’s easier. I will use it.
Well? Two very specific incidents stand out about this. I was able to reach out and use our story as a tangible example for others. That’s not counting the times I am able to use regular, everyday life experiences to relate to new moms and friends coming behind us in situations similar to ours. I still don’t have written words for all of what God has done, but I am getting much better at articulating in face-to-face situations.
2. I will prioritize family above work. Working from home, I sometimes have trouble turning work mode off. I will make it a point to keep work behind family time.
3. I will build bridges. I won’t wait on people (family, friends, etc) to come to me to make things better. Life is too short. It is a two-way street, but I will do my fair share.
Well? I honestly can’t think of any time I did this, but I can’t think of any time I didn’t, either. I’m not sure I had a specific time to employ this.
4. I will spend [at least] one night a week, uninterrupted, with my husband. Location, school, schedules, and whathaveyou sometimes make it hard for us to pull off an actual out-of-house date night. We’ll do at-home dates and call it a compromise.
Well? We did pretty good at this. Between switching date nights with friends and going and doing, we spent some quality time together this year! I want to keep it up!
5. I will work to incorporate Spanish words and phrases into Baby Gray’s vocabulary. I’m no Spanish whiz, but I know enough to get him started. Mr. Gray and I would like for him to have some foundation for use later.
Well? I think this lasted about a month. He can count to ocho–thanks, Dora!
Photo by KLB Ranch Photography.