Thursday, January 5, 2017

Word of the Year: 2017


It’s been a while since I chose a word of the year for us.  Last year we weren’t really online due to not having internet so I wasn’t really able to chose one.  This year we do have internet so I’ll be picking our word of the year.

As I’ve thought and prayed over our Word of the Year, I was really torn between two words:  Balance and Focus.  Balance was my first choice but the more I prayed, the more Focus presented itself.  I began to understand that our word of the year should be Focus. defines Focus as a noun meaning a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity.  Focus is also described as the clear and sharply defined condition of an image.  It can also be a verb meaning to concentrate: to focus one's thoughts and to direct one's attention or efforts.  Synonyms for Focus are: heart, center, core, nucleus.

Our focus this year will be upon each other as a family.  As a Mother, I wish to focus more on my children, enjoying the years we have left before they are grown.  I wish to focus on each of their relationships with me and Donald, with each other, allowing them to strengthen these relationships in order to better our family. 

I plan to focus on finding a way to sustain our family financially as well.  I’m not sure where we are being led yet, but I know that God has a plan and my focus will be on allowing God to put us on the path he wishes for us to be.

As a family, we will also focus on strengthening our relationship with God as well.  We will continue to pray together, and for others.  We will learn more about God’s plan for our family through prayer, and through building our relationship with Him and with one another as well.

Focus is our main goal for this year and Focus we will do!

We are linked up with the Word of the Year 2017 from the Homeschool Review Crew, a division of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine!

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