That is my word of the year. Embrace means to accept or support something willingly and enthusiastically. I wanted to have a fun picture to put with this post so I google imaged the word embrace. I recommend not doing that.
Bob will be starting his 4th and final year of residency in 2014. It's crazy to think that for the last almost 8 years, we have been told where to move. I kind of wish someone would make the next decision for me again. Moving here 3 years ago was a little rough. I didn't really love it at first and was counting down until our time here was done. Now of course I love it and all the people here. It has been such a great place for our family to grow. I came up with the word embrace as I began to think about how we are about to have our "last" of everything here. Our last Christmas in this house, our last summer, etc.. I want to fully embrace this year and not let a moment pass by.
I really do love a word of the year. It is that word that just always stays in the back of my mind and pushes me to step outside my comfort zone or go the extra mile. When I took the girls on a last minute day trip to Sea World a few weeks ago, I kept thinking of my word embrace. I had second thoughts of doing that drive all in one day with just me and the kids but I kept thinking about how we won't always live this close to sea world and to embrace the opportunity. It was the best girls trip that I will always cherish. I am ready to embrace everything that this year has to come.
So bring it on 2014! I am ready to embrace you.