This weekend was lovely. Lots of time spent outside enjoying the beautiful weather.
Lots of time for this little guy to run around, to roam freely about the yard.
After playing his version of soccer/baseball I decided to relax in the hammock.
To my surprise, Noah started pushing me.
I was swinging fast & a bit of control.
I was laughing so hard! He was laughing even harder.
His smiles were from ear to ear.
Noah's joy is often overwhelming.
He could barely stand up.
I pulled my camera out of my pocket & just started snapping while trying to not fall out of the swing. I didn't want to let this moment pass by. I wanted to capture the joy and excitement in his eyes.
One of my New Years Resolutions is to be purposeful.
Purposeful in everything. Including taking pictures.
Twenty years from now I want to look back at pictures that show true emotion.
Creating memories that we will both remember so vividly.
Noah is only two but has inspired me to live out this year in a new way.
The past few years I've chosen a theme for the new year.
This year my theme is, Living Passionately.
The Lord put this theme on my heart back in October. Slowly he has been speaking to me about what this looks like. One thing I know is that in January 2014 - I do not want to be who I am today. Not that I don't like who I am. Because, honestly - I do. However, I know that the Lord desires for me to grow abundantly this year. God calls us to grow every single day, growing in his ways, so by 2014 I want to learn new things, grow spiritually, and live out life in new ways.
My desire is to live passionately.
To live passionately for the Lord.
I am excited to explore life in new aspects this year.
Learning exactly what living passionately means, for myself.
Living Passionately to me, might look different that it does for you.
Living Passionately for me is finding the joy, beauty, and hope in everyday life moments. I am very excited about sharing more of this as the months go by.
So, do you have a theme for the new year?