2012 has been a monumental year for the Kummerow's. Afterall this was the year Eleanor came into our lives. Because we have been ever so busy, I haven't had many thoughts about entering this new year. Last year I had many grand plans, and instead of accomplishing them all, I learned a valuable lesson. I may make plans, but it is God's plans that will prevail. We took a leap and sold almost all of our belongings early last year and decided to move internationally to become missionaries. Yet here we are, a year later, in the same town, in the same house. While we never accomplished a single goal from last year, I would have it no other way. Our lives were blessed beyond measure!
I want to complete a triathlon. I would actually like to do several. This was my goal for 2012, but I got a little side-tracked. Maybe 2013 will be my year.
Along with fitness, I would also like to run another half marathon. I think it would be really fun to train with Alex, but I'm not sure if we will have the time together.
I have a big plan to read the bible in one year. Alex bought me a new chronological one-year bible to help guide my reading. I am excited to dive right in
I am going to start hosting friends over for dinner again. We love to entertain yet all but quit last year when we had no furniture, and then when I was super sick and exhausted from pregnancy. So now, with a dining room table back in place we are excited to cook for our friends once again!
And since I'm not going anywhere to become a missionary any time soon, I really want to dig my feet into the ground here. I used to volunteer for the Christian Mission, teach Sunday school, and do many other things right here and I'm ready to get back out and give of myself again. I am not sure where I will begin, but it will be soon! So my goal for this year is to be a missionary in my own hometown.
Of course my biggest goal of the year is to be a remarkable mother to Eleanor and an even better wife to Alex. I am not sure how to quantify that into measurable goals, but I know it will have everything to do with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
Other than that, I am willing to just ride out 2013 and see where God will take me and my family. I am excited for what is to come. I am excited for my growing relationship with Christ, building my faith and trust in God, nurturing my relationship with Alex, and learning who Eleanor is as her personality unfolds this year. I absolutely love life right now and couldn't be happier. God's plan is truly great and I am blessed to be a part of it all!