Word for 2015: Blessed

Blessed buttonAs I consider the coming year, my mind first jumps to the things I hope will come to pass. While I think it is important to hope and dream, I do not want to do so at the cost of overlooking the abundance with which the Lord has already blessed me.  I considered “gratitude” or “thankfulness,” but in the end, I decided there was a more appropriate “Word for 2015” for me: Blessed.

Ever since we lost our fifth child early in my pregnancy last fall, I’ve been hoping we might still have another.  Yet even if 2015 closes without any new members of our family, I don’t want to forget that I am blessed.

I dream of moving to a house with a big yard so my kids can spend more time outside each day.  Yet even if we head into 2016 still in our mobile home, I am blessed.

Life is fragile.  I know too well how quickly things can change, as our family has lost several loved ones over the last few years.  If in the next twelve months we have to say good-bye yet again, we are still blessed.

I want to to walk through 2015 with this word at the forefront of my mind as I go about my daily life.  I don’t know what this year will hold for me, but I do know this:

And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them (Psalm 139:16b)

The Lord alone knows what is ahead, and whatever happens, I want to remember that I am …



  • I had to laugh with your comment about even if you still live in a mobile home, you’re still blessed.. Back in 2006, my husband, my daughter (8) and my newborn son lived in a very small 2 room cabin in the UP of Michigan.. It was literally something like 300 square foot. And it always made me think of lyrics to a song by Doug Stone called “Little Houses”.. The lyrics say “Love grows best in little houses with fewer walls to separate, where you eat and sleep so close together, you can’t help but communicate. Oh, and if we had more room between us, think of all we’d miss. Love grows best, in houses just like this”.. Your comment brought back those memories and that song.. How blessed we are, even when we don’t realize it. 🙂 Happy 2015

  • RavenThreads

    I think this is a great word. I find that my happiness stems not from the circumstances of my life, but from the way I see God’s hand in it and the way I look at God’s blessings and not to the things that I do not have.

  • cmjenniferm

    Life is fragile. I am so very blessed, and notice when I focus on being thankful I’m even more aware of blessings.

  • Thank-you for sharing your Word for 2015. I do pray your year is blessed!

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