Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 - WOW!!!

Who knew I'd live this long?  I distinctly remember being in high school and reading George Orwell's 1984 and thinking - well it will never happen and that is 10 years away and I could not conceive of anything after about 1985 or so and that was a stretch!
May 1974
In my first year of college I had decided to become a doctor, never marry, never have children and be a missionary to Africa.  By the time I realized that I did not have enough money to get through medical school I had met Hubby and then there was kid #1 and then....well it's been 33 years of marriage, 3 kids, and expecting the first grandchild.  Did I really fall so short of my goals?

Looking back I can see that far from falling short of my goals - the only thing I didn't get to was the Africa part!  Any mother can tell you that you are part doctor (I had 3 boys - more doctor than most!), I was able to share the gospel with my boys and to many kids in church through various programs I volunteered at.  It just didn't turn out the way I had planned -and I wouldn't change it for the world.  God knew what would work for me and where I needed to be.  (He knew I can't stand the heat!)

So my goals for 2014 are to keep working on being healthier, meeting those healthy eating and fitness goals, have many homemade gifts ready for the arrival of the new granddaughter (they have picked the name Lilly - I am in love already!) and expand and increase the garden this coming summer.  I hope to continue at the ladies Bible study and to be a good president of our new quilting group, I would like to think that the Proverbs 31 woman and I will become more alike as time passes and the Lord works on me, (she never sits down and cries and whines - I double checked!.....sigh).

It will be interesting to see how these goals are fulfilled by the end of the year and to see if I look back on them with as much of a smile as I do the ones from 1975!  I suspect not - I have learned a thing or two you know!  (about setting goals - not life!)

May you all reach most of your goals this year and enjoy the process!  Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Cute photo, Kathy! My mum's name was Lillian or Lily for short. I love the name and was kind of hoping one of my granddaughters would have been given the name but it didn't happen. She was born in the early 1900s and the name has become popular again.