It’s that time of year again! My word for 2018 was FLOURISH. It was perfect for the season I was in and pushed me in many ways. I began feeding myself a little more creatively with regular craft nights and expanded our monthly IF:Table dinner but inviting new faces to join us. I hosted our first girl-themed retreat and there were many milestones that took place in my family. I enjoyed many day trips and date nights with my guy, was baptized, went to Indianapolis, celebrated my niece’s high school graduation, learned to weave, said goodbye to marching band, and our Annual-Not-So-Annual Pub Crawl was bigger than ever! Friends and family members took park in random acts of kindness in honor of my 50th birthday and our Easter and Thanksgiving family gatherings grew by two. There were Prospects shows, ultimate games, days at the pool, and evenings by the fire.
A good year.
My word for 2019 hit me at the Winter Weekend Retreat: HOPE. It has a lot to do with changes that lie ahead in my home and family, adventures I am looking forward to with my husband as we become “free birds” when our youngest heads off to college in the fall, and where I am at with God right now.
Here’s to 2019… may the year ahead be ripe with blessings for you and those you love!