You’ve probably seen the new trend in the last few years of finding a “word” for the coming year. I’ve been doing this for probably the past 8 years…along with finding a bible verse as my “theme” for the year. It’s been neat to see what the Lord gives me or shows me and then how it translates into the year as it unfolds.
I really had been asking the Lord for this thought the past few weeks…and nothing. Like nothing was coming my way. I’d think about it, pray about it, ask the Lord. Nothing. Ok, I thought, well sooner or later something will come my way….
One of the many things the Lord has taught me through my husband is patience. No, I’m not talking about me being patient with him, rather his character of patience. He has more patience than I could ever dream…they say opposites attract…I fully believe that’s true!! I’m such a type A…and well he’s on the opposite spectrum!
All of this to say…over these last two weeks of him being home with us and off of work, I have watched him as a Dad. I don’t know why but this has been the highlight of my two weeks of him being home. He is never in a hurry with Elle, he is never too busy to read her another book, he’s never too busy to kiss her or play with her, never too busy to make silly noises and see her smile, never in a hurry to get her pajama’s on only because he wants to tickle her belly one last time to hear a giggle. Me on the other hand…I find myself in a hurry to get through the book so I can wash the dishes, hurry up with bath time so I can wash a load of clothes, hurry through the moments that are slipping through my fingers. I know all of those “life” things still have to be done and will get done…I just want a sense of being unhurried and not let hurry steal my moments this year.
Through all of this my word of 2017 is
I don’t want to miss the little moments of her love for drawing aka scribbling, her wonder and awe for rocks, sand and leaves…her enthusiasm when we get to go to the mailbox or when daddy comes home from work, her likes and dislikes or her favorite book at the moment, all because I was in a hurry…this is my time to…unhurry…which is not even a word!
What’s your word for 2017?
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little one year old, Miss Elle, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses!Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST