It may be a little ambitious but we have decided to photograph once a week a picture of us, mother and daughter. This is week one. On week one we have decided to share our words for this year. My word is care and Abbie’s word is forgive. Abbie’s word is very personal to her. It’s not my place to share on her chosen word for 2016. I can however share with you what care means to me.
Care to me is a word of action. It comes with layers. I want to be able to care for my body, my mind and my spirit. In caring for these three very important layers it will allow me to then better care for the people around me, the ones I love the ones I choose to invest in. As a mom, we all know it’s natural to put all others before us. I will make sure my kids have breakfast and a proper lunch yet I will skip breakfast and even lunch without a second thought. I will encourage my kids to stay active, while I myself don’t make time to walk or stretch on a regular basis. I think in caring for myself I need to prioritize and take time to plan it out. I want to eat breakfast on a regular basis and not skip lunch. When I’m waiting to pick up kids instead of getting lost in social media I want to squeeze in a short walk or a chapter of a good book. I think it’s all in the way we choose to spend our time. I will sleep longer but then barely pull myself together for work. I think it’s time I invest a little more on the gifts God gave me, my working body, my thoughtful mind and my spirit that yearns to be closer to Him. It just makes sense that this year I focus on care. It’s simply time to care.
I hope that this 52 project will be able to be completed, even if it means a iPhone picture of the two of us. Just one time a week, a snap shot to see where we are, to check in with our plans, to see if we are achieving what we set forth to do. I learn so much from the little woman, she seems to have a natural knack for common sense and she often has some pretty solid advice for a young person. We love to bounce ideas off each other to encourage one another. Here we come 2016, let’s see if we can make the changes that must be made in order to forgive and in order to properly care.