This month was a challenge.
February always seems to be tough for me. The weather, spring-fever, school stress and general life woes seem to be at the forefront of my mind. This year was no different.
This month I set an intention to celebrate love — to celebrate the little things and the big things that make my heart full.
To be honest, the road was rocky, but I believe I did this. My marriage was challenged, my passion for my work was challenged and to be honest, I felt a hopelessness and desire to give up at one point.
I am certainly glad I didn’t.
I look back on the short month of February; first, I am thrilled it is over. Second, I am proud of where I stand now. I feel my relationships are stronger. Their roots grew stronger and deeper after the storm. They’ve been tested and rewarded with love.
This month Jon and I showed love to our humble, little home. We tackled a hefty list of projects that have been put off for months, and boy does it feel good. It is wonderful to see our hard work pay off. More importantly, I love to work together on projects. It brings us close, builds our skills as a team and makes sitting back and looking at a beautiful room that much sweeter.
We showed love to our friends (who are really more of family) as we moved them into our home as they start a new chapter of their lives. It is hard not to feel love with a home full of their three beautiful, little boys running around.
We showed love to each other by practicing patience, forgiveness and strength for one another when we felt defeated.
Twenty-eight days of February seems so short in theory, but it was a crazy month. I am glad to be waving goodbye to one of my least favorite times of the year, but I plan to keep my mind focused on celebrating love as I move into my March intention: celebrate possibility.