Thursday, January 7, 2010

one little word, or two

I'm horrible at New Year's resolutions? Why? Maybe it's because I've had the same resolution since 1999, the year that I had my knee surgery and said that from that day forward I would exercise on a daily basis. I used to be an athlete, key phrase, used to. Yes, I used to be an high school. Sadly, the further away that high school fades, the harder it becomes to say, I used to be an athlete. Before Erik and I were married, I finally joined the gym. I exercised regularly for a month or so, and as quickly as you can say, I used to be an athlete, the gym became all but a distant relative, wondering if I'd ever return. Big fat waste of money and Erik will never live that one down! The unusual part is (half joking), I have to agree.

My other New Year's resolution for the last several years, has been to be on time. Who doesn't get irritated with someone who isn't on time? I get irritated when someone isn't on time, and how hypocritical is that when most of the time that someone is me? When I've got a parent meeting or staff meeting, on time, but when it's my personal life? Where do I go wrong? I have a MAJOR time issue. Nothing is worse than an excuse either and though I find myself making them, there just isn't any excuse for not being on time. I will say, there's one exception to my late problem, my wedding day. I was 1/2 hour late to my own wedding. The very true part of this story is that the one day I vowed to be on time was to say my vows. The one day that I am actually ready and waiting, the limo driver was late and didn't even bother to clean it before me and my bridesmaids were picked up! So irritating...almost as irritating as the fact that I can't seem to shake being late.

I'd say that it's time for a new New Year's resolution, but they haunt me for a reason. They haunt me because they are two things that are essential to living a more balanced life. For this reason, my one little word is :


This word, literally, just picked me at this moment. And that's the way that it should be. I originally came to post on another word. Another word that has so much meaning to me right now that I can't let it go. It speaks to me. It needs me and I need it. I can't just have one little word, I need another, just like I need this word, just like I have had these two resolutions that need to be mastered.

For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with PATIENCE.

Romans 8:24-25


  1. Wow Kristin! How old are you!? Patience and Balance didn't come to me for a long time! Oh I think I was born with some of those two words...but it came with age and my love for life! Well maybe I was your age when those two things began to evolve. You just amaze me my dear dear daughter! Keep writing your words of wisdom. You were born with a gift! I love you! Mommy

  2. Love these 2 words! Balance & Patience, I think they go hand in hand!


It's a beautiful noise-And it's a sound that I love- And it makes me feel good-Like a hand in a glove -Yes it does, yes it does-What a beautiful noise

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