This was the words I received from God last night as I was praying about my family and everything else in my life and about what I needed to do.
I’m once again going through some major changes. We are moving to a place I’ve never lived before. I have quit my newspaper column, which took a major impact on me emotionally (I don’t think I will ever return to such an endeavor. It is too easy to knock people in today’s society of the Internet and I want to be loving, not argumentative). Homeschool has hit a bump in the road. I think we all need a much deserved break.
On top of all this, I feel no Christmas spirit, which is rare for me as this is usually my favorite time of the year. We won’t have a tree as we are moving. We have to stay with my in-laws again for a week until our house is ready (never pleasant). Plus, a personal complaint: I hate moving in the winter. I told my husband never again but here we are.
The last 6 months have been a huge strain on me and I think the whole family suffered because of it.
So focus on the family is going to be my top New Year’s Resolution. This includes everything: physical, spiritual, mental, etc. And this includes myself as well. Focus on the things I need to do to be a better wife, mother, and pet owner (although I think the dogs are doing quite well. They are both happily sleeping on my bed at this very moment).
I think the rest (personal, professional, and passion goals) will fall into place once I realign myself with God and what’s the most important thing in my life.