I learned... God is bigger than I ever thought He was before now.
I learned... to freely offer compassion knowing that once upon a time I was in the ditch.
I learned... how to let go of a few things and that had me bound and chained to the past.
I learned... this mama can pray hard enough for her children to move mountains.
I learned... for the very first time in my life to let go and let Him and He proved Himself GREAT to me.
I learned... He's still working on me and what He's making is far more beautiful than anything I could mold.
I learned... to stop and listen to my children, because often it's God dropping little pieces of wisdom in my heart and molding me better.
I learned... fear will continue to rear its ugly head in my life, but I'm a daughter of the King and that trumps it all.
I learned... perfection isn't a fruit of the spirit and I've been gnawing on it far too long.
I learned... that the measuring stick I've been using for so many years was a fraud and NO one will ever "measure up" when using it.
I learned... to take a compliment from my husband as how he feels about me and not how I feel about myself.
I learned... the late thirties really isn't that old.
I learned... sweet little innocent children turn into men and women far too quick, so I must stay vigilant in the surroundings and teachings of my children.
I learned... I can live with far less than I thought and in the end I might actually be happier doing so.
I learned... to be ungrateful is to be unhappy.
I learned... always, ALWAYS back up your computer. Especially when you house twenty five thousand plus photos of priceless captured memories.
I learned... it's hard to be taken serious in an argument when you have the hiccups.
I learned... God still heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.
I learned... the most beautiful sound in the world is young voices echoing the halls of a school as they sing praises to their God and pledge their allegiance to their country.
I learned... there is a very good chance your child's teacher needs a massage or at least a hug.
I learned... I love Publix even more because of their holiday commercials.
I learned... a five year old tells the cold hard truth with the most innocent approach and you'd be a fool to ignore their simple wisdom.
I learned... pajama days are a necessity in life.
I learned... to live a little bit slower.
I learned... nine little screaming giggling girls in my home for a sleepover is one big chaotic mess, but also an indescribable blessing.
I learned... watching your teenage boy suit up and walk on a football field with kids the size of men never gets easier.
I learned... blowing a bubble gum bubble is to be celebrated as one of life's greatest accomplishments... in a five year old's world.
I learned... little girls expect there to be cupcakes in Heaven.
I learned... event the best mama fails and needs help sometimes.
I learned... the tickle monster trumps any electronic game... any day... any time.
I learned... the power of the mind is almost greater than anything... except Him.
I learned... to dream and pray God sized.
I learned... the saying "it takes a village" is spot on when raising children.
I learned... every single choice has a consequence and can alter your ultimate destiny.
I learned... I can consume an entire box of chocolate covered cherries in one shopping day and I won't be banished into immediate darkness. It's okay girls... have some chocolate.
I learned... it's not about me and it never was.
I learned... I'm still learning and that will never end.
If I know me, I know that I'll have to learn it all over again in 2014 and a million times over again because such is life... a perpetual learning experience that hopefully molds us better.
May 2014 be GREAT and may God be BIG in your life!!!
Happy New Year!!!