March Goals in 2017

The moonroof is open and I can feel the warmth from the sun on my hands as I write. We're on our way to an engagement session in Kansas City and I have to admit: I've pretty much fallen in love with our road trips. Being with Isaac feels second nature to me.

Whether we spend the time in the car listening to a podcast, chatting away, or taking care of our own work, I feel like I was meant to do it all with him right next to me. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are my work days, so he's listening to lectures from seminary and I'm writing away on this little 11 inch macbook air.

Spring is on its way.

I can already see the evidence as the grass starts to turn to vibrant green and little weeds pop up in our garden bed. Who knew I would ever be happy to see a weed? This spring feels unlike any other. We lost Victory and headed straight into winter. And now, having felt the Lord bring the healing that lasts, I'm eager to see everything in bloom again. Friends, I'm excited to pray for our next little baby. A baby that will know life in a way that Victory did not.

I have so much to tell you about Victory, friend. I'm just waiting on the Lord - and maybe myself - to sit down and unpack it all. The Lord is doing marvelous things. Friend, I believe my infertility journey is over. And given what we learned after losing Victory, that's nothing short of miraculous.

I'll be sitting here waiting on the Lord with a peace-filled, joy-drenched heart. Really. I mean, how is that even possible? Only the Lord can turn beauty from ashes. Only the Lord can take what was meant for evil and turn it into something beautiful.

My word for the month

So my word for the month is bask. I'm basking in His love and receiving all that He has for me with my palms facing the skies. Because of this promise.

My word of the month for the content I share

Impact

This is a strange word to unpack, right? But as I was praying about what my word should be for what I put online, I saw a force strike the land and it stirred up the dirt. Y'all, you can't make up this stuff. Isn't it beautiful that the Lord cares for us in each thing we do?

So I tried on a bunch of different words for that image and this is the one that seemed right: impact. I would also like to note that this image was so full of love... there was power, a shift in direction, unexplored/new territory, and a foundational feel to it.

Month goals

Plant seeds for our spring & summer garden

Ask the Lord to get rid of any doubt while I pray

Create resources and tools for everyone who has purchased the presets 

Relax in Colorado - We'll be staying at my Uncle Shane's home and just relaxing as a family. What a gift. I'm so thankful for the timing of this trip.

Ask the Lord for a baby!!!

Read 1-2 books

Lead a workshop for the PPA convention in Maine & speak on marketing!!

Weekly goals

Know that Jesus loves me - I have this listed on my weekly goals so that I have to read it over and over again.

Grow with Isaac - joyful moments together, long conversations, and lots of eye contact.

Lay in the sun - I'm picturing a walk with Daniel that ends in us laying in a wide-open field and staring at the clouds. He'll love it!

MARVEL - This goes hand-in-hand with laying in the sun, but I just want to enjoy it all. I want to savor this change in season.

Daily goals

Time with Jesus

Ask Jesus with my palms up - Pray with belief that He can.

Laugh with Daniel

Phone down at 10:00 pm - The longterm plan is to move this to only have our phone out for 30 minutes after Daniel goes to bed!

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