Intentionality + Servanthood + Biggness

Intentionality + Servanthood + Biggness.
I can hardly believe it’s not 2001 or 2008 or even 2010.
It’s 2014.
Two days in and it already feels refreshing.
2013 was a big year for us.  We moved in March, B started a new job shortly after, we were matched with an expectant birthmother in May, B went to Haiti in June, I presented for SDE in July, Becks started kindergarten in August, our adoption failed in October, and we welcomed a beautiful, perfect, miracle baby girl in November.  There was lots of life lived in between and thereafter.  Wonderful, wonderful life.
Looking back, I’m all, Us? Like, our family?  That all happened to me?!
I could get crazy sentimental on y’all because our Heavenly father so perfectly orchestrated each event to move mountains in my life, but I’m just going to say this.
God is good.  He is real.  And, oh oh oh how He loves us.  
I have a lot of work to this year.  I couldn’t narrow it down to one little word, so I’m going with two little [big] words and one phrase 🙂 Intentionality + servanthood + biggness.
Being intentional was the first word that came to mind.  I want to be more intentional with my time, with my family, with my words, with my life.  I want to absorb every second of the gift that my children are to me.  I want to be the wife God called me to be.  I want to say things with meaning, with love, with grace.  I want to live my life as it was intended for me to live.
Servanthood is so important and an area of my life that I fall dreadfully short.  I want to love on other because He loves us and because we are called to do it.  To share the gospel.  To wash feet and get dirty and live dangerously for Him and because of Him.  I’m not good at this.  I like things pretty and neat and tied with a ribbon.  Awkward conversations and my own personal inadequacy make this task ridiculously daunting to me.  I want to do better.
This year, I want to do something BIG.  Not just big, but BIG.  It might be a couple of somethings.  I haven’t quite decided.  One of those things is already taking shape, a dream coming to reality.  Another thing is a little hazy, a little less defined.  Can’t wait!  BIG is fun 🙂
Do you have OLW that you’re living by in 2014?  Or several (+ a phrase) like me?
Abby 🙂

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Abby is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher who channels her passion for education into creating engaging activities and resources for the kindergarten and first grade classroom. When not dreaming up or working on her next project, you’ll find her enjoying her family – most likely in her minivan on the way to a soccer field.


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