Tuesday, December 31, 2013

// 2013 // what i've learned

I don't claim to be wise but I do know that life has it's way of teaching me a thing or two. This year has been a good one. Perhaps it was a bumpier year than I remember other ones being or maybe the bumps were just bigger than they have been in the past. In either case, I feel like as we put 2013 behind us, I can say I learned a few things. Before midnight strikes, I want to record what those things were. 
  1. People aren't always what or how they seem to be and you have to love them anyway.
  2. Making the right decisions for your own family may hurt people.
  3. Sleep is overrated. 
  4. Three-year-olds are the best and the worst. 
  5. I will forever feel like I'm 17. I think.
  6. The search for social approval will be a battle to fight for a long, long time... maybe for always.
  7. I am more of an introvert than I thought and that's not a bad thing.
  8. Everything is temporary. Every earthly thing is temporary.
  9. Just because something is good, it doesn't mean you have to do it. (Read: discernment)
  10. Personal time is a fictional thing when you have kids.
  11. Cling to the Lord in desperate times and in all times. 
  12. Control your speech. Don't fuel people in their criticism of others. 
  13. Pray about it more than you talk about it.
  14. God changes hearts. God heals hearts. 
  15. The roles of mother, wife, and homemaker come with endless expectations. Ignoring them is best. 
  16. Sometimes TV is the only way to keep your sanity and that's ok. 
  17. I am worse at transitions than my kids are. 
  18. You can make the same dinner two days in a row. 
  19. They won't be babies forever so let them in the bed and hold them a bit longer even if your arms hurt. 


TicoTina said...

AMEN to all of these things!!! and isn't it weird how you don't feel older like you think you're supposed to feel?! now that I'm experiencing 30s, I think I feel like I'm in my early 20s, so maybe our mindset does age, but just a good decade behind. I'll get back to you in 10 years when I'm in my 40s :)

No(dot dot)el said...

Love all of this!! Every picture and every life point. SO true!!


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