Sunday, January 03, 2010

New year, new groove

"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven."
I don't know about you, but I was ready for 2009 to be over. I don't feel that way at the end of most years. But this was a challenging one for most people I know. And it wasn't just the economy, though that was certainly an issue.

My sister would say it's because the year of the Ox meant a lot of hard work and waiting for most people. Not that those things are necessarily bad. Just challenging.

Around here, 2010 looks to be a year for tying up loose ends, and putting plans into action. We began projects this year that need to be completed -- and we're getting so close!

Plus, we're hoping to finally get on the road with these rowdy boys this summer to go visit friends and family we haven't seen much lately. Let's just say we're feeling a little adventurous. Or, insanely braver than usual.

In the meantime, I'm trying to integrate lessons learned over the last few years. Lessons about the needs of my kids and myself, about how easily ideology and idolatry can cross paths, about letting go of labels and using the tools that work for us.

I'm finding comfort in the simple assignment of obeying the Holy Spirit. Simple does not mean easy, of course. My spirit is willing, but... well, you know.

So, no resolutions. Just one step forward at a time. I'd like to avoid doing what I did last January. Praise the Lord, I think I'm learning!

I think I'll start by going to bed on time. After all, tomorrow's the first day back to... um, paying attention to my kids instead of going out to coffee and playing with my new iPhone. Doh!


Catherine Anne said...

Looks as if you had a blessed Christmas!!! Happy New Year to you all!

mandi said...

going to bed at a decent time is a good goal. i think i need to shoot for that one too!

Grumpy Momma said...

I also am very, very happy that 2009 is done...
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Definitely ready for the new year here. I can't wait!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

It only seven p.m. and I'm already ready for bed. L.O.L.


Going to bed on time...yes I think that is a good place to start...I am a homeschooling/unschooling mom who is married to a pubic school teacher too! :)

Christy said...

Yes going to bed earlier is a fabulous first step forward. Your friend Jana linked me here. Have a marvelous day!

Anonymous said...

I could have written the same thing. Looking forward to walking alongside you this year.

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