Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Next Chapter, hello 2014

Last night, I met with my bible study girls and we started our new study on Gideon. We just finished Jonah in December and we are excited to dive into this new one.  Before we started into the study we talked a lot about what we want our year to be filled with when we look back next year, what will the pages of this new chapter look like? One of the girls shared this wonderful word picture…


Your future lies before you,
Like a sheet of driven snow,
Be careful how you step on it,
For every step will show!


What a wonderful picture, what a great way to look at it! So, what does this year have in store for me? What do I want to fill these pages with?

First, I want to start truly living again. I don’t want to allow the burdens of my anxiety and our struggle with infertility to cloud everything.  It is not about giving up, but about living my life fully.  I want to enjoy my relationship with my husband, with my family, friends and all the little people who I am blessed to be ‘auntie’ too, and of course I want to see what God has in store for me.  I am learning so much and being so challenged and I am excited to see where this new journey takes me.

I have been defined by my infertility for too long and I no longer want that to be how I am defined.  I want to learn who I am.  I want to be defined as a child of God. I want to learn what His plan is for me.  I want to be the best wife I can be, I want to be a great friend to those I am blessed to call friend.  I want to be a wonderful daughter and continue to build relationships with my parents.  I want to be a great little sister to my incredible big sister who I look up to and adore.  I want to enjoy life, and no longer be consumed by things that are out of my control.

So, today is a new start. A new beginning. A fresh book. 2014, I welcome you.

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