Saturday, January 07, 2012

A new year, a new word

I'm a little late, I know. Just a tad. But on New Year's Eve my little girl was curled up in my lap, feverish and vomiting every 20 minutes on cue, in a condo in Colorado. And then 24 hours later, same scenario with the boys. And in the midst of the illness, there came packing and flights home. Then unpacking, nausea of my own, dirty laundry, taking down Christmas lights, fitting in two days of school on Thursday and Friday, and the death of my precious Great Uncle Gene. So here we are on the 7th.

To be honest, I was so busy enjoying, really enjoying, December and our trip out west that the new year came before I gave it a second thought. Normally when Christmas is over, the new year pervades the thoughts of the following 6 days until I am bursting with resolutions and my word and I am good and ready for the ball to drop! Normally, we would be at my best friend's house on New Year's Eve. But this year was different, and good, too! Yes, here we are on the 7th already! (Time, please slow down!!)

Here is my word for 2012 (it's a doozy):


(Greek origin)

::to resound or echo

::to celebrate or initiate

::to repeat another's words or deeds

As I remember "catchesis", I hope to echo, celebrate, and repeat Christ! And the kids chose a word this year, too! Jack's is TRUST, Joshua chose SELF-CONTROL, and Lydie chose LOVE. Funny, because those are not things I think they lack at all!

Words from the past:

Delight (2011)

Peace (2010)

Satisfaction (2009)

Courage (2008)

As for resolutions, I'll need a few more days to stew on those!


Wanting What I Have said...

Hey Renee! Thanks for your sweet comment! And thank you for your prayers! We need them so much right now.

Made my heart ache to read about your sweet baby girl being so sick, followed by the boys, and then you, too! AND having to deal with flights, etc. Our "Christmas" through "New Years" hasn't been anything close to "normal," either. I keep reminding myself that God's grace is sufficient.

I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog!

Bloom Where You Are Planted said...

Good for you! What an amazing goal, LOVE it!! :)