I have high hopes for 2012. It isn’t going to take much for it to surpass 2011 considering I spent the first nine months being terribly ill and the last three dealing with a rather irritable baby.
I love the beginning of the year, it is so tempting to sit and make all sorts of goals and aspirations. There are so many things I want to learn how to do and so many things I want to do with my kids. I tried to sit and make a list but as my list grew longer and longer I realized that this was not going to work.
I sat down and started to pray about what I should be doing rather than what I wanted to do, and as I meditated and asked the Holy Spirit for guidance it didn’t take me long to know exactly what the focus our year needs to be.
“Oh come let us adore Him.” This is what this this year is going to be for our family. We are going to really invite Jesus into our daily family life and join our year with the liturgical year of the Church.
To start out Hubby and I have committed to 20 minutes of spiritual reading every day. I am reading Mother Angelica’s Private and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures and he is reading Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Catholicism.
I really feel like this is exactly what God wants for our family for this year, to focus on learning more about Him and His Church.