drum roll please…my theme for 2011 is joy and restoration
as i look into the window of this coming year i am hoping for joy and restoration. with this next year going to be yet another season of newness and transition i believe these words will fit in nicely.
joy is not based on circumstances or emotions but comes from within. i know we will feel great joy to have our own house, our own routine and our own little family back. yes, that is joy. and i can’t wait! but i also know that finding our own place in a new town will be hard, lonely at times, draining and overwhelming. even then i want to experience joy despite my feelings. so whether i am cooking dinner for my family in our new home or driving around and getting lost in our town or trying to make new friends with out being incredibly awkward i will choose joy!
love the websters definition…
1. the act of restoring; renewal, revival, or reestablishment.
2. the state or fact of being restored.
3. a return of something to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition.