A Lot Can Happen In A Year.
It's become sort of a running joke to begin a writing assignment or speech with "Webster's defines ______ as...". I, myself, started more than few papers this way when I was in junior high and high school (and possibly even my first year of college*facepalm*). These days, I don't consult the dictionary too terribly often, mostly because the definitions are generally fail to fully encompass the meaty connotation of certain words. Language is fluid, so it's understandably difficult to stay on top of every single definition. I get that, really I do. As the years have gone by and I've become more aware of the distinctions between flat definitions and the loaded meanings of words, I've become less and less dependent upon this reference book.
However, this morning, I decided to crack it open, perhaps just for old time's sake. And I'm so glad I did. The definitions of adore were right on the money.
- Regard with utmost love, esteem, or respect.
- Worship as divine.
I mean, how perfectly stated can you get?! If you've stopped by my blog over the course of the last few weeks or so, you've noticed that I've been working through something heavy. Elsewhere, I've referred to it as "the fight of my life", which sounds dramatic but in this situation, it's quite true. Everything has changed for my husband and I. Up is down and down is up. And it's as disorienting as you can imagine.
Yet, through it all, I am experiencing a level of peace that makes zero sense on paper. This refinement period, though, has served to showcase just how powerful and worthy of adoration God truly is, a fact I thought I already knew. Because the many distractions and barriers are being removed, I am finally able to see—and appreciate—the wonder and majesty around me.
I can truly say I adore Jesus. I adore my husband. I adore my babies. I adore my life.
And I can't wait to see, do, and experience more.
Don't know if Bing really said this, but the sentiment is dead on!