Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's a New Year...2011

WOW!  Here we are again entering into a whole, new year.  The time sure is flying...  As I enter into this new year ahead of me, I have had a lot on my mind.  I normally share the same resolution as most - the eat healthier and exercise more and shed this weight, but this year I feel different.

I want to enter into a newfound relationship with Christ.  I have been longing for Him to be ever present in my daily life, not just Someone I think about when I have time.

We found a church home a few months ago, and now I feel I am ready to get active, along with my boys.

I plan to spend a portion of each day still...learning, reading, and sumberging myself in His word.

I had one of those moments...Oprah calls them "Ah-ha moments" :) where I was reading a prayer request on another blog for a young lady named Brie Gomez.  She was injurjed in a car accident the day after Christmas while traveling as a passenger with her husband and two daughters.  She was also 7 months pregnant with a baby boy.  She was life flighted to a hospital where, upon arrival, an emergency c-section was performed to safe the life of her unborn son.  At last report he was in NICU fighting for his life, 10 weeks premature.  Brie was taken off life support the next morning, and was able to have organs donated to save the lives of others.  She was 30.  She has left behind a husband, two daughters, and a newborn son.  She has also left behind a legacy of a life lived for Jesus and every report and speech that has been written about her speaks of her love for Jesus and her faith and what an inspirational and giving and loving woman she was.  What an amazing legacy to leave behind.  No one has commented on how wealthy she was or how amazing her educational background was.  They have all been witnesses to a woman who loved Jesus and let her love for Him shine through her daily life.  I asked Roy and Aidan after I read her story what they think people would say about me when I die.  It wasn't near as inspiring.  They both said that people would say that I am an amazing mother and a great friend.  I asked them, "What about being a Christian and my love for Jesus?"  They both shook their heads and said, "No.  I don't think that's the first thing that would come to mind."  Wow.  Then Aidan said, "You don't act like a Christian all the time.  You don't do things that Christians do, like go to church every week and stuff like that."  Wow, again.  That was my "Ah-ha moment".  

I am not where I want to be in my walk with Jesus.  Neither are my boys.  I want that to change.  

That is my New Year's resolution for 2011, and for the rest of my life here on Earth.

"For I know the plans I have for you...plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11 

1 comment:

Katie said...

Nicole, thank you for sharing your heart. The LORD will definitely honor your desire after Him!

I also wanted to encourage you to in speaking about and sharing your son. It is not always easy as you know, and I hate that we both have to struggle with it. Our precious children will always live on in our hearts, but if you're like me you just want to shout your sweet son's name to the rooftops.

I want to hear what you do to honor his five years in Heaven in March. I know you will think of the perfect thing. You're a sweet mama.