this year we decided we’ll make monthly goals and help each other reach those goals. so far, all of my goals were met and only one of ethan’s was completed.. so this tells me ethan is way better than me. i mean, we’ve always suspected. but here we are with proof.
my wife goal for next month is to support ethan more. to take his goals seriously and even be willing to not get one of mine done if it means we can work towards one of his. he is so selfless and sacrificial, which he’s called to be as a husband! and i am thankful as his wife. but i am his ezer kenegdo, his help meet. i’m his buttress. i support him and increase his strength. what a beautiful calling i have!
i want to do this next month by focusing on his goals!
last night after darling boy went to bed, we checked over our january list and made a new one for the upcoming february. i am loving this! i get to make lists, things get done, i get to check off the list. writing our initial next to our goal means that we are each seen and heard. our check list is visible to us both.
also, we get to pick something for the other to do.
so i asked ethan to start a church, nbd. and he asked me to calm down and take a break from myself.
i’ve been asking ethan to start a church for a while, like many years. but i more seriously asked him this time and he’s working into that goal for us. and me needing to calm it down a bit. i’m the opposite of chill. i’m too productive for my own good. i’m truly interested in slowing down and living simply, but i also have all the ideas and want to execute them YESTERDAY. ethan was kind enough to compliment me and build up how good that part of me is while also reminding me to rest, take a breather and know that the most important thing i could ever do is spend time in God’s Word and mediate on Him. this gave me so much peace.
how are you doing on the ole new year’s resolution thing?
are you a goal setter? does it stress you out to make goals and then not meet them?
i usually feel stressed about my lofty goals. but i’m learning to make the goals and then fill in the gaps with grace. i prefer this over not making goals at all because i’m fearful of not reaching them. i like to write it down and see it on paper and work toward something but also know that while goals are a good thing, being flexible makes life sweeter.
at the bottom of our goals, ethan made me write this : "goals are good, but also, be FLEXIBLE”