1.05.2009

Our word of the year~


Persevere: (v) to continue in some effort, course of action, etc. in spite of difficulty, opposition, etc.; be steadfast in purpose; persist.


2008 presented its own set of challenges for my little family here at the Shabby Nest. We made it through, and now we look forward to 2009 as a year of opportunity and hope. And so it wasn't hard for me to pick our word of the year for this year...persevere.


Here's to 2009...may it be a year of opportunity and hope for all of us!

19 comments:

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Wishing you and your family the best for 2009! Found your blog today...love it.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Persevere. Good word. Hopefully, next year you'll have two words to sum up the year PAY OFF!!

Blessings & Wishing for Good things for you and your family in the new year.

Sher

Sandy Toes said...

Perfect "word"...sandy toes

limefreckle said...

I hope you don't mind, I'm a lurker here, and I LOVED your word of the year so much, I borrowed it. I posted about it at my blog, this word is going to help me get moving again, and do things that I would prefer not to do!

Thanks

Elyse said...

that's a good word and mantra! i will begin chanting it regularly! :)

Elyse said...

ps

what a cutie with the tricycle and diaper. love it! xo

Kasey said...

What a great idea for a word of the year. I hate that you had rough '08. I hope you have a wonderful '09.

Betsy said...

My husband is Mr. perseverance....wish it would rub off on me. Our families word is SLOWDOWN. I forgot to take time to enjoy my home and chlidren last year. Can't let that happen again.

Darlene said...

That is a great word for the year. Hope 2009 is a great one!

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

That is a perfect word! It's so difficult, at times, to keep on going. I'll use this word, as well as one that I'm continuing after my recent divorce...PEACE.

Holly said...

AMEN!!! :)

Melissa said...

Wendy! I love 'persevere'. It's an action word and you seem to be a girl that gets things done! My own definition of persevere is "hanging on longer than the advesary". When you feel the darker forces of doubt shroud about you - hang on! They will cease. Best wishes to you in a New Year.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

A good word, and I like it because it looks like what it is. Or sounds like what it is. It has a determined sound to it. Good luck persevering this year Wendy! :)
Carrie

Robyn said...

Just popped in to say I adore your blog! happy new year!

Femin Susan said...

So cute child...

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love the word of the year idea. I think I need to pick one myself.

Ms. Tee said...

What a great idea, and a great word! I hope you have a great 2009, Wendy! :)

Amber said...

Oh how I feel like the word "Persevere" captures 2008 in my world!

Happy New Year and my 2009 hold many blessings from God for your family as you press on!

Melissa said...

Wendy - stop by my site again. You inspired me to expand on "perseverance". Thanks for your inspiration! Have a great day.