Wednesday, January 2, 2013

One Word 2013 Intro

I chose "abundance" as my One Word for 2013 because it seems to be one thing that is lacking in my life.  For example, this morning, I had to pawn a metal detector to get money for gas so my husband could go check on his father, who recently had a mini-stroke and was not sounding good this morning.

While I am grateful for the many, many blessings my family and I do have (and there are plenty), there are times when it would be nice not to have to choose between getting a small Christmas tree or a holiday dress for my daughter.

We have a roof over our heads.  We have utilities.  We have internet access from home.  This may seem like a luxury, but if it weren't for the internet, I wouldn't have the family I have now.  Hubby and I met in an online RPG in the mid-90's.  He came out to Utah for a visit ... and never left.  Now 15 years and, 2 states and 3 children later, here we are, still a family.

I have my faith in God.  I hope to be as the wise and industrious servant, in Matthew 25:21, to whom "His lord said unto him, Well done, though good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things:  enter thou into the joy of thy lord."  We don't have a lot of creature comforts, and frankly, I wouldn't mind a few more; but if I won the lottery today, I'd be one of those folks who are broke again in a couple of years.  I have some learning to do.  And what better teacher.

We have each other (husband and wife, two sons, 1 daughter, 1 cat, 1 dog, and 6 puppies), and I would not trade that for anything this world has to offer.


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  1. Hi LuAnn,

    How interesting that you have chosen the word Abundance for 2013 - I have been reflecting a lot on that as of late!

    My husband & I have also gone through some very difficult times so I can really relate to what you are sharing. When money is lacking, it is hard not to focus on money and not to be fearful for one's future. And yet, abundance (biblically defined) is not defined by wealth or by things that tarnish but by treasures that will last...

    I pray that God will bless you ABUNDANTLY in the new year!

    Create With Joy

    Would love for you to link this at our One Word Blog Hop:

  2. I think you have an abundance of beauty in your heart, and the understanding that bounty is not just what can be purchased. Your children are fortunate to have you and the values you are teaching them. I wish you the very best!