The end of the year is upon us. Tomorrow is the end of 2008. Can you believe it? The end of a year generally causes a lot of reflection about our lives. We like to beat ourselves up don't we? Maybe this year we can do it in a more constructive way.
What went right over the last year? What areas have we improved upon in our spiritual lives, marriage, friendships, parenting and in our dealing with RAD. How do we treat our bodies?
Each day is a new day. Heck. When parenting children with RAD each minute is a new minute.
Here are my reflections.
I am striving to have a quiet time each day where I read the Bible and a devotional. I need to improve this time, but I keep working on it.
I am spending more time in prayer.
I have had lunch with my husband every Monday night and strive to spend time with him every evening between 9 and 10.
I work hard to have a close relationship with my adult daughters without smothering or controlling. (some days better than others)
I love my friends and I think they all know it.
I am becoming a better listener.
I have a goal of working out 6 days a week. Since I started back to school I have only made it 2 or 3 but at least I didn't quit. I am working out 6 days a week since break started.
I am working on regulating myself when stressed. This is a moment by moment success.
I allow myself to make mistakes and I understand it does not mean I am a bad mom. I keep trying.
I never, never, never quit.
YES. I have had many failures over the past year. YES I will have many failures this year. Fortunately I have a God, a husband, a family and friends who are very forgiving. RADical Moms are an awesome group. I have admired each of you for your strength, honesty and courage over the past year.
Tomorrow we will talk about and make some plans for next year. Never, never, never quit.