For the past two years, I’ve done the ~Word of the Year~ thang, and shared it in my blog. This years word is BOLD. Another thing we’ve done as a family for the past two years is choose a verse to go along with that word! Here is the verse for 2017
“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength
They will soar on wings like eagles
They will run and not grow weary
They will walk and not grow faint”
– Isaiah 40:31
Last year, our verse had to do with starting a new journey. We knew we were going to be looking for a new place to call our home church, and we knew we were starting out on something new. This year, the word we thought of when we were praying over what verse we should put in this spot was strength. We found our new church and we have begun making friendships and connections there. We want to strengthen our friendships and relationships with the people we’ve met in 2016 at our new church, as well as with our friends.
It’s tough making friends, especially as a mom with little ones. I have found that this is definitely a time of life where the phrase “for a reason, a season, or a lifetime” comes up a lot. There are friends we don’t talk to as much anymore, and there are friends who have become even closer to us in this time. I’m so grateful for the people in my life who have stuck by me through the pregnancies and births of both my children. It means so much to me, not only that they’re still wanting to spend time with us, but also how much they love and care for my children. This year will be about strengthening and developing those relationships <3