If you decide to really jump in to this project, you may want to check out the One Little Word blog. They even had a Flickr group so you can share photos. The blog gives you lots of different ways to have your word front & center with some pretty neat projects.
So, what's my word?
And why did I pick that particular word? Let me share. But first, let's define it...
The online version of the Merriam-Webster dictionary states that a family is...
1: a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head :
They have seven more definitions, but the first one is really what I'm looking at. Just to see how it would relate, I looked up "family" in the 1828 Webster Dictionary as well. Here is how it was defined then...
1. The collective body of persons who live in one house and under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children and servants, and as the case may be, lodgers or boarders.
Again, I chose just the first definition. There were five more there.
As 2009 starts tomorrow, I want my family to be my focus. I fear that for too long, I've allowed others things and people to be my focus - including myself. I see how my children react & act towards each other & my heart hurts too often. I want our time at home to be enjoyable. I want my sons to grow up to be best friends. I want our time together to be full of fun memories.
So my focus for 2009 will be my family. I can't wait.