This has been an incredible March. For several years March has always been a special month for me. I always mark March as the month to (fill in the blank). I don't know why I chose March. Maybe March chose me.
March marks the beginning of Spring.
March is my mother's birthday.
March is the month that I ended my last relationship.
For me, March is the month of lessons and new beginnings. Not January but March. I entered 2012 with high expectations. Big dreams. Huge hopes. It is only the third month of the year and my expectations are already being met in ways that I didn't even expect. I am overwhelmed.
A few years ago in March I learned that I cannot be a vegetarian. Another year I learned that 31 days without alcohol is no big deal.
This March I learned that no matter how good a mother I think I am, I can't stop my kids from disappointing me. Honey, I was ready to give up motherhood for Lent. But God is using these circumstances to teach me patience.
This March I learned that I am stronger than I ever believed I was when I completed my first 8k in less than 53 minutes.
This March I learned that it's never to late to start over when I decided to go back to school.
This March I learned obedience when I enrolled in classes seven months earlier than I had initially planned.
This March I learned that if I take one step, God will take all the other steps.
This has been an incredible March. I'm almost sorry to see it end. But I cannot wait to see what the rest of 2012 has in store. My expectations are high.