Last year was full of uncertainty, new beginnings, and adventure.It wasn’t easy to plan for, but it sure didn’t disappoint in the excitement category. But 2014 is done and I look back with a grateful heart on all God did in and for our family. It really was a great year for me personally and for our family.

This year looks different though. 2015 won’t be one of waiting and wondering what the future will be, and I’m a little nervous about that. The control freak in me can’t stand waiting on someone else, but knowing that I’m limited in what I can do helps me manage it. I think I found some level of comfort knowing I can only do so much.

A lot of my questions are now answered. I know who our kids are and I know their challenges. Now,  there is a lot more under my control. (And the control freak in me screams “Hallelujah”.) How am I going to parent them? What will our days be like? Who gets to play sports? What schools do we try for?

There’s a lot more I will be able to do/plan for this year…and for that I’m THRILLED and SCARED. I anticipate this year being one of taking risks and doing new things (like running a half marathon!).

My word for the year is: BRAVE.
My phrase: Be brave, be strong.

It’s what I ask God for on a daily basis and I feel it. His grace, his strength. I really can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.

Here’s to being brave this year.

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Cor. 16:13-14 (NKJV)

Mandy Sig