Wow. I had no idea when I thought up my Word for 2009 what the year would bring. I find it very interesting that I felt inspired to work on my Nurturing. How I needed that when we added a sweet little girl to our home. And I'm so glad that when the time came this summer with all of Brad's work drama, where I had to lean heavily on the Savior just to make it through the day, that I had already nurtured my relationship with Him, so it wasn't such a stretch. I also think I was really able to help Brad through his dark days this year. It's a little sobering to think of all that happened to us in 2009, and to realize that the Spirit was there the whole time, preparing us, uplifting us and watching over us.
So...on to my word for 2010:
- Remember Where I Came From: This includes better communication with my family and also my Heavenly Father.
- Remember Who I Am: I want to keep in the forefront of my mind the glimpses I've had of my pre-mortal existence. There have been moments, in quiet reflection, where I've felt the love that Heavenly Father has for me, and also the person he needs me to be here on earth. I know that there are certain promises I made before I came to earth, and I need to remember that He desperately needs me to fulfill those promises and be a force for good in this world. I love Sheri Dew's quote: "Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way."
- Remember the Moments: Life is made up of moments, and I fear that sometimes I'm not present enough in those moments. I want to remember to enjoy and appreciate the moments as they come.
- And last but not least, Remember What it Feels like to be Fit. I felt I was doing really well the first part of last year, nurturing my health. I was working out, my cholesterol/blood pressure levels had come way down, I had energy, I was losing weight, and then our lives changed drastically when Lauren came to our home, we lost our job, and we moved all in a matter of a couple months. It's time to get back on the wagon. When I remember how good it feels to succeed in this area of my life, it motivates me to keep going.