They chose words too…
Andy chose health. Our friends laugh when they hear this. Andy just smiles. He knows. He knows he needs this. He knows I need him to need this. I’m looking forward to seeing how the word unfolds for him this year.
Hannah chose confidence. Do you know how remarkable I think she is? In fact, she just may be the coolest eleven year old on the planet. “What made you choose confidence?” I ask.
She responds, without missing a beat, “I need to figure it out because I want more confidence in myself.”
Stephanie thought and thought and thought about her word. I thought she should stick with the word from last year — peace. She could use more peace. Instead, Steph selected thankful. “I really want a grateful heart,” she said, “but it’s just hard to find one.”
Sam decided on faith. It’s a bold word and I hope it roots deep in his heart. He told me recently, “If I pray more, I think I’ll know faith better. So I’ve started to pray when I walk in line at school.”
They asked Jordan about his word. (It’s as if they expect the entire world selects a word for the year.) I’m watching him, planning to help him cultivate a word for 2013. It’s a life changing year for him. I’m sure a word will find him.
Their words are all a part of mine. I supposed that is the nature of family — we are woven together. I’m looking forward to seeing our tapestry unfold.