one word - 2014

It's so interesting to look back on a year and see all that happened. I'm thankful that I can be a "glass half full" kind of person because when I look at the major events of the year, it was a really hard year. I never dreamed I would face some of the things I went through, and I'm so happy that I feel like I'm coming out on the other side. But then I look at the year and realize how amazing and blessed it was. I can't help but praise God for the hard times that brought the even better blessings. Having three under three was a bit terrifying, and then suffering from horrible post partum anxiety - I thought I would never get through it. I didn't just get through - I thrived.

My "one word" for 2013 was Thrive. I wanted to do more than just "survive" the hard year I knew it would be. And I did just that. Even though I couldn't see the post partum anxiety coming when I set out for 2013, I still feel like I accomplished my goal. I wanted to truly love motherhood. To not just "get through" each day. To make sure our life was full of more than just daily survival mode.

The word I'm choosing for 2014 is BOLD. It's a word that has been on my heart for the past few months as I was looking forward to a new year and a new season. I've spent so much of my life being afraid to speak out, afraid to open up. I want to be bold.

To be a bold wife.  A bold mother.  A bold follower of Christ.  To boldly love others.  To give boldly.  And most of all, approach the throne boldly. 

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What's your one word? Your goals for the year ahead?