I don’t consider myself to be a courageous person. In fact, I’m filled with fear on a daily basis and allow it to sometimes take over. As 2015 neared I started being occupied with fear – mostly surrounding becoming a mother of two while still trying to do everything that I do on a daily basis. Also a fear of whether or not I could be as good a mother of our second son as I was to Luke when I had so much more time on my hands. And so….I began to pray. And pray and pray and pray.

olw 2015 courage

I realized that I had found my word for 2015 and that word is…COURAGE. The COURAGE to let go and put it in the hands of God. The COURAGE to accept God’s plans with calmness and assurance. And even the COURAGE to give myself some slack – I don’t have to do EVERYTHING right now – I can focus on these sweet babies while they are young. This is the last time that I will hold a baby of my own in my arms and I want to cherish every minute.

I want to be courageous for them. I want to embrace bravery in this life of mine. COURAGE will be mine.

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

Psalm 31:24Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.”

What is your “One Little Word?” Tag me and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #OLW2015.

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Tori

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