From our family to yours,
Hope was my word for 2013, and I have been filled with hope, confused about keeping hope, discouraged and re-energized knowing my hope completely rests in Him, that without hope life is very depressing, that hope is such a wellspring for my heart.
For 2014 I'm clinging to
Knowing that in this life with motherhood, and being a wife, and all the emotions that come with foster care that I can do it joyfully. Knowing that as Jessi Connolley said in the "wild mom" class
"I can't do it all, but I can do what God asks of me, joyfully"
That I have to choose to have joy.
That joy is all around me, in the goofiness of my husband
In the laughter of my children
In the prayer from friends & family
That joy can even be found while doing the dishes and scrubbing the toilets.