My greatest apologies to those who do read this blog.  With the addition of Facebook groups, generic it’s been so easy to post a photo album or quick update in a few seconds and neglect really writing things out here on the blog.  My last goal of 2011 will be to update this week a few key things that have happened over the last months.  You can always pop over to our group page ~ (http://www.facebook.com/groups/KautzFamily) ~ to get the fast food version of what’s been going on.

Every new year people all over the US make resolutions for the upcoming year.  I have for many years been opposed to making resolutions because I never expect to accomplish them, click but as 2011 comes to a close and 2012 is before us, cialis I find myself wanting to really evaluate where I am, what I’ve done and where I want to go.

Corey and I have been having conversations with a friend about 2012 and all of the end of the world predictions, collapse of the economy, doomsday, etc.  The question was asked “What would you do differently if you knew that 2012 really is the last year for us on the earth?”  Our answer, “Hopefully nothing.  We try to live every day like we would want to live our last.”  But the more I’ve thought about it, of course, there are things I would change, improve, areas I want to grow, characteristics I want to decrease, disciplines to increase.

In years past, at the last second when people ask, “What are your resolutions this year?”  I would think quickly, throw a few random things out and never really reflect on them again.  This year, I’m working on getting a head start.  Should 2012 be our last or 2013, 2020…whenever, I want to be living to the fullest.  I want to be as pleasing as possible to God.  I want to know that I have done everything possible to share Christ’s love with those who do not know Him or who have rejected Him because of “Christians” who have forgotten to show love.  I want to be at peace that I have taught my children well about a true relationship with Christ.  There are many more, so this week I will take lots of time to pray and seek, ask God to show me the parts of me I might not even realize are out of line and begin to write my goals, my desires and the steps I can take to become the person God wants me to be.

2011 has been an interesting year, but not without disappointment and frustration with myself.  Here’s to making 2012 one to be proud of, one to make my heavenly father pleased and proud!

What are your goals for 2012?

~Tona