Wednesday, January 2, 2013
One Word 2013 Intro
I chose "abundance" as my One Word for 2013 because it seems to be one thing that is lacking in my life. For example, this morning, I had to pawn a metal detector to get money for gas so my husband could go check on his father, who recently had a mini-stroke and was not sounding good this morning.
While I am grateful for the many, many blessings my family and I do have (and there are plenty), there are times when it would be nice not to have to choose between getting a small Christmas tree or a holiday dress for my daughter.
We have a roof over our heads. We have utilities. We have internet access from home. This may seem like a luxury, but if it weren't for the internet, I wouldn't have the family I have now. Hubby and I met in an online RPG in the mid-90's. He came out to Utah for a visit ... and never left. Now 15 years and, 2 states and 3 children later, here we are, still a family.
I have my faith in God. I hope to be as the wise and industrious servant, in Matthew 25:21, to whom "His lord said unto him, Well done, though good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." We don't have a lot of creature comforts, and frankly, I wouldn't mind a few more; but if I won the lottery today, I'd be one of those folks who are broke again in a couple of years. I have some learning to do. And what better teacher.
We have each other (husband and wife, two sons, 1 daughter, 1 cat, 1 dog, and 6 puppies), and I would not trade that for anything this world has to offer.
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