It’s the new year! 2016. I intend for it to be a brilliant one. You see, 4 is my lucky number, and 4×4 is 16, which is MY number((I was born April(4) 16th.)) Biblically, 16 means love. Love is my word, and I hope to fill this year with love. First, love for myself. When I am so full of love I intend to let the love pour out of me in waves. It will be difficult at times to share what love I have, and at times my cup will feel quite shallow. Ever the more, I hope to feel and be filled with the love of the Father, Son, and Spirit so that their love might pour from me like everlasting rivers.
This questionnaire has been sitting in my notes since my last birthday in April of 2015. I can image that I forgot to publish it…well, because I forget a lot of stuff these days. The children stole my brain I swear! ;)
Taken April 2015, Hair getting done was a gift from husband and SIL.
On to the questionnaire!
I did this last year, but this year it is better put together.
1)What are you saying goodbye to?
My 27th year, and some small form of organization.
2)Did you travel anywhere?
We went on two special trips. One was a surprise affair to Arkansas to see some of Pete’s family who moved there the year before. We got to meet our nephew Cailean for the first time and it was his 2nd birthday to boot!
We also traveled to Utopia and the river for my husbands last birthday in his twenties.
3)Did any one special pass on, give birth or marry?
Yes! Myself. I gave birth to our son.
4)Did you read much?
Ha! If you count children’s picture books, then yes, I read a ton. Otherwise, Wild was the only book I can think that I read…
5)What music will forever represent that year?
I got back into some of my childhood albums.
Julie Miller and Rich Mullins stick out the most of comforting and relating the most.
6)Did you watch many shows?
My husband and I picked up a show called The 100, we finished a season or two but need to catch back up.
7)How about the movies?
I connected yet again with this story line. Having had a ‘word of knowledge’ from a pastor years ago that my life was parallel to the story, I’ve come to think of it as my story.
I found myself weeping at the end of the movie when the main character turned around and simply said, “I forgive you.” What a moment of conformation and love and relief I felt.
8)Did you make any friends?
No one who sticks out. Been quite the homebody.
9)What did you meditate on?
10)What did you spend most of your time doing?
Adoring my son. Seriously, such a well loved child.
11)Who inspired you?
John the beloved. He is the disciple I relate to the most and I find I understand and connect and grow higher from reading what He has to say.
12)What’s some favorite moments?
Surprising my in-laws with our trip. It was also comforting to have my husband with his kin.
That first week with our son. How we stared and smiled and loved and a family unit was one of the most comforting things I’ve ever experienced.
13) Hardest moment?
Driving to Arkansas with an infant and the school run with that same child. He’s not a fan of the car seat. It drives me crazy.
14) Favorite item?
My phone, with it I capture and record a thousand memories and moments.
15)Best song to belt out to while driving?
At this time, I’m happy if there is silence in the car.
16) What is your motto?
Have courage and be kind
17)Who is your best friend?
My husband, my rock. Peter.
18) What’s the next book you want to read?
Still flippin’ waiting on Winds of Winter or whatever Martin’s new novel is called.
19) How do you feel about your body?
Like I don’t think it can stretch anymore.
20) What are you chasing at the moment?
Unity and Understanding
22) What do you want to buy?
Some land. I’m ready for a home closer to the wilderness.
23)What did you want that you did get?
My husband replaced my phone/memory life line after it had a big accident with my son and water.
24) What has improved?
The natural flow between my husband and I. We know each other and what we each bring to the table.
25) Write a phrase that sums up this year?
Love conquers all-
26) What are you really excited about?
Have to copy and paste last year’s response. Ha!Meeting our new baby!! I can’t wait.
27) What three words describe your family.
Connection. Laughter. Growth