My #Oneword for 2018 Presence

There has been something that I have been thinking about often lately. I only have one more decade with my Princess before she turns eighteen. She turned eight last Summer, and I sometimes scratch my head and wonder where the last eight years went. It does not seem that long ago that I was bringing my newborn baby girl home from the hospital. I think that the next ten years may pass as quickly as the last eight. I want to be fully present for them.  I have chosen Ephesians 5:16-17 as my verse for 2018.

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

I want to think practically about the word present. I want to be on my computer less, and spending more quality time with my children more. I want to say yes to more time baking cookies, to more reading stories, and playing board games. I want to say no to things that will not matter next week, next month, or next year. I want to be all in in my roles of wife and mother, and memory maker and memory keeper for my family. I need to remember that every day is a gift, even the hard ones, and I want to make sure that I am not taking one single moment for granted. So, did you pick a word for 2018? I would love to read about your word for 2018 in the comments.


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2 thoughts on “My #Oneword for 2018 Presence

  1. Gayl says:

    What a great word! It’s so hard to slow down sometimes and be fully present in the moment, but it’s so important, isn’t it? I know I want to keep working on that and noticing the beauty in ordinary things. My word for 2018 is hygge. I want to make my home more welcoming and cozy and find moments in the day to slow down and enjoy life.
    Blessings to you! I’m your neighbor at #porchstories.

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    • rosebudmama says:

      Yes, and I know that it is really important for my kids too. I told my oldest about my word, and told her that she can remind me if I fall into a pattern of being distracted. Oh, I love the word hygge too! Blessings to you as well. Thank you for stopping by from #porchstrories.

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