It wasn’t hard coming up with my word for this year. Heck, last year it wasn’t hard either. And you think it would be. But once I started thinking about the word it quickly came to me. Last year it was devotion/devoted. And I did pretty amazing living up to this word. I spent a lot of time in the word and learned a lot about myself in the process.
This year the word is dedication. Dedication can mean a lot of things. Webster’s Dictionary defines dedication as devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose.
How am I going to apply that word to my life? First by rededicating myself to my marriage. Vowing to have more alone time with just Raul and I. Sometimes work can take both of us away from each other and we can’t seem to reconnect. But this year, it is my mission to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Dedication to my girls to be a better mom. I want to help them as they travel on this journey called life. Also rededicating myself on learning how to let go, no matter how hard it is. I just have to trust that we did our job raising them and that they have the tools to deal with whatever life throws at them. Too often, I have seen parents who don’t know when to let go and their children end up floundering.
Dedication to God– Spending more time daily in His word. I am really interested in learning more about the women in the Bible and I am doing an amazing study right now. If you are interested, check out Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study here.
Dedication to those friends who have been with me through thick and thin. Those that stop by or text just because they haven’t heard from me in awhile making sure that everything is okay. Sometimes I feel like the person that people forget about because my girls aren’t as active as theirs and they aren’t as social either. Just because I don’t accept invites doesn’t mean I don’t want to go, it just means that one or more of my girls aren’t comfortable with the environment.
My girls definitely have unique personalities especially my youngest. She marches to the beat of her own drum. Refusing to conform just to be a part of the in crowd. And sometimes that means being a social outcast so to speak. She has such a distinct personality that she would rather have a few close friends than a ton of friends to be in the “popular” crowd. I actually applaud her for that because she probably has higher self-esteem than I did at her age.
And lastly, Dedication to be clutter free. My oldest is actually teaching me a thing or two about living a minimalistic life. And she only had to go to college to learn that.
So this year my word is DEDICATION! Have you chosen a word for this year? If you have what is it and why did you pick it?