When I first read about choosing a Word for the Year, I thought it was a little odd or confining. I am not one to make New Year's resolutions, so this word seemed like a different resolution. Yet, this Word of the Year concept was one I kept running into.
I kept thinking, "No, I am working on too much to confine myself to one word and for a year." Then, I realized there was a simple word that embodied all the areas which I needed to work on: Consistent.
Webster's definition of consistent is a person, behavior or process unchanging in achievement or effect over a period of time.
That is what I want to be!
A parent who is consistent in my love and support, expectations, standards and reactions.
A homeschool teacher who is consistent not only in the execution of my lessons and philosophy, but in the standards and availability of assistance.
A homemaker who cheerfully does those daily chores with great love.
A wife who makes time for our relationship and value it above all others.
A woman who nourishes my soul with reading and writing, improves myself with exercise, and makes time for the laughter and blessings of friends.
In all of these areas, I will try to be consistent.