Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014: Word of the Year

I admit, I could not remember my word of the year for 2013 so I had to go back and look it up.  It was DRIVEN.  At the time, I could not have even begun to imagine the effects of that word on our life through the past year.

DRIVEN: It's had so many meanings this year.  We have driven from home to Charleston to home over and over again.  We have traveled these miles carrying each of my four children to different doctors.  Sometimes coming home with great results, sometimes being placed on the back burner because of our life with Epilepsy and most of these trips were because of our Epilepsy.

DRIVEN:  The past year has been one of the hardest for our family.  We had to be driven to overcome all the challenges and obstacles that have been in front of us for the year.  It was hard to keep it all together but we have managed and we are praying in this next year, we won't need to be so driven to overcome all the things as we have been for the past year.

DRIVEN:  It's what my baby has been all year.  His immense strength amazes me.  He's fought to hard all year as his sweet body was wracked with uncontrollable seizures that he didn't even realize were going on.  It's what my sweet daughter has also been, trying to maintain control after her seizure in June which still effects her thoughts daily.  Sometimes it's the aftermath that's worse than the actual seizure.

Yes, this year has been a rough one and our word for last year definitely fit us well!!  Our word for the next year is OVERCOME.  We will overcome the challenges of the last year.  We will overcome the challenges ahead of us this year.  We will manage our lives better, attempt to have better control of ourselves, our homes and the little things that life throws at you when you least expect it.  That will be my goal and dream for this next year.

Through Christ we can OVERCOME it all!

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