In my life, I wear many hats: wife, mommy, friend, daughter, sister, etc. I love each and every hat that I wear, but sometimes I think I forgot the most important hat: myself. This realization came to me this past week as my husband and I were talking about goals for our lives. I’ve already expressed one of my goals…becoming a better housewife. But that’s not all that I am. I not just a housewife and I think that this can be lost in the everyday things that take up my life. My husband (being the supportive person he is) encouraged me to do a few things for myself. It was scary at first. Why? I don’t know…it’s almost like when you become a mom, you think it’s selfish to do anything for yourself. But that’s not right! I know that if I DON’T do anything for myself…my family will suffer. Therefore, I have come up with a “life word” which is a word I feel best describes where I am at this point in my life: perseverance.
The definition of perseverance:
1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
2. Theology . continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.
After reading the definition, I knew this was my word. The first definition goes along with all the physical goals I have established. Some of which are becoming a better housewife, losing baby weight, eating healthier, keeping up with my blog. I have already started working towards these goals. One huge step I took tonight. I went to the gym and worked out for the first time in over a year. Was it hard? Heck yes! But I know that if I persevere, I will lose the weight I want and will ultimately be happier with myself. There are steps that I’m taking to make sure the other areas of my life make me just as happy.
Just reading the second definition is something that just makes me happy. Knowing that perseverance in God will lead me towards salvation, how can you not smile? 🙂
With all of this, I am so blessed to have the unending support of my husband. Having a support system is so important. Without his constant encouragement, I don’t know if my goals would ever be spoken or even worked on.