Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome 2014 - and a name for this year

I was intrigued by this idea of a name for the new year.
So I played around with the thoughts and words that came to me.  They were words like wholeness, happiness, new, and fresh that just kept jumping around in my mind.  I liked the themes I was gravitating toward.
Then a dream I had on the night of the 28th changed things.  I am not normally a vivid dreamer and I rarely remember my dreams.  It was vivid, positive in tone, and surprising to me in it's message.  Maybe later in the year as I continue to get my blogging feet wet again I will tell about my dream.  It's a story.
But my name for 2014 is going to be...
I really love this word.  It's so packed with potential and life.
Of course we will live out the rebirth of Spring when it gets here.
There will be rebirth spiritually during Lent.
Easter will bring rebirth with new graces and blessings.
My youngest, the twins, will experience rebirth in their souls with their first Holy Communion in the Spring.
New life will be born when my twin nephew and niece arrive in March.
And... should I even say it out loud?  I believe somehow that there will be rebirth in some form or fashion for this family of mine. We've weathered the tempest and are alive to tell the tale.  
I think I see the shoreline.   :)


  1. Beautiful...and unique...especially chosen by God for you! I pray for a grace filled rebirth for your whole family.

  2. Thank you Theresa! Wonderful to have you here.

  3. I'm glad you're seeing the shore. My family? We're still bailing water and working the oars....but we know the shore is out there somewhere!

    Happy New Year!

  4. Rebirth.. reminds me of a clean slate... of a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.
    Blessings to you!

  5. This is will be a beautiful tale this year as rebirth unfolds for you and your family.