2013 is here! What do you have planned? What are you dreaming about? What are you claiming for this year?
I have read several blogs, Instagrams, and tweets in the last few days about choosing and claiming a word for 2013. I love this idea.
I love how JaNeal shared how she wants to take off the pressure of doing more, so she can claim LIFE as new and more enriching. I love how Alissa is claiming “purposeful” for everything she does and wants to live 2013 with that in mind. As I have read and seen so many beautiful hearts (as people are being raw and open), I have wanted to come up with a word for myself.
We have been sensing a leading and direction for 2013 that we believe that is from the Lord, and if I try to think of one word for it all I would say it is “change.”
As we celebrated the close of 2012 last night, laughing and cuddling as a family, an excitement kept brewing in me for all that we believe 2013 holds. You may have already read how 2012 was a hard year and held a lot of change for us. When I reflect on the last year though, I would call it more of a year of “transition” and “preparation” for this coming year.
I have big dreams for this blog, but what I am most excited about is all the changes that will happen on a personal level with our family and the road God is taking us down. I can’t wait to open up more about it, when the time is right. Thank you for being on this journey with me as we “change!”
I hope you all had a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve. Now for some of my favorite pictures taken by Someplace Wild of our New Year’s Eve party (family style)…ENJOY the talent here!!
Such fun pictures!! This creative idea (below picture) from my Marketing Manager (my awesome husband) and favorite photographer is one of my favorites…Happy New Year from A Spoonful of Imagination!
so excited to see how the Lord reveals this to you guys this year. those three pics of the kids are my favs because they each represent who they are! cheers to 2013! love you!
awww thank you!! We love you too!!!!
Heather @ Cultivated Lives says
Woot for change. Sometimes painful, but usually good and growing!
Thanks Heather! So true! I know it wont be easy but hopefully more rewarding!
SheilaG@Plum Doodles says
Wonderful pictures, Erica, and I look forward to seeing the change God has for you- it is always good, though not always easy. 🙂
Yes Sheila! Thank you so much for the encouragement!!
One of the hardest things to do…even harder to recognize when you need it. Good luck with change. I am going to claim kind…if kindness is the first reaction hopefully everything else will fall into place.
Thank you so much Jillian! Thankful to not be walking this road alone!
How is FOCUS going????