Embracing The New

Cannot believe it’s 2014. (I’m pretty sure I say that every year!) This has been a busy/crazy/fun/eventful year for our family. The obvious would be gaining a family member! But the boys have had a good year, too. They’re both doing well at school and have really been great with Julianna. We’ve had a lot of fun over Christmas break, mainly, just doing a lot of nothing.

Last year, I chose a word for the year. (Do you do that, too, or just me?) It was “intentional”. People say choosing a word helps you focus and prioritize your life. So, this year’s word will be “embrace.” Embrace life, embrace love, embrace others. I need to embrace the life I’ve been given and not worry about how other people choose to live. Be loving—unconditionally… to those I know and those I do not.

I’m looking forward to this year. I love watching our kids grow and learn more about themselves and how they want to live. And I love learning from them, too. I love their sense of adventure, their sense of humor, and their love of learning. All 3 of them.

Goodbye ’13 and happy 2014! May you and I embrace everything it has to offer!


It’s Been Real, 2012

I’m spending New Year’s Eve in St. Louis with my honey. And a LOT of other people.  The Urbana conference had over 16,000 attendees! Pretty sure I talked to most of them;)

I’m looking forward to 2013.  I’m going to focus on my dreams.   You remember, I already told you about it.  If you missed it, read about it on Holley’s blog here.  Or here.

Why don’t you join me?  You know you want to.  We all have a dream….some are hidden way down deep and some are beginning to surface. Why is that? Why are we scared to do what we’re created to do?  Be who we’re created to be? I plan on finding out!  I’ll be writing about it weekly, so you can do the same.  Write in a journal or a blog or anywhere else…..start writing out your dreams.  Then start believing in them. Let’s encourage each other. I’ll be cheering you on!  -TG