Monday, September 12, 2011

Simple and Sweet: Family Mission Statement

Sweetheart and I talk every once and a while about where we want to be in 5 years, 10 years, and farther into the future. We begin the discussion and then one or both of us gets frustrated with the topic [usually me] because the vision he doesn't exactly match the my ideal. We revisit this topic almost ever time we travel any distance over an 1 1/2 hours.

When we moved the moon, I decided on a family mission statement without much input. I had vinyl letters made and put it up on the wall. [by golly we are going to have a direction....]
This is by our front door.

Sweetheart loves me and supports the idea's of my mission statement for our family. But it is not OURS.
This hangs in the laundry room just before we leave the house.

Tonight. We will begin again. Not the car. But at our table. As a family. With our boys. Something we as a family sink our teeth into (like key lime pie for dessert with coconut in it) and memorize and work toward.

And then after the discussion, we will revisit it again. Until it ours. Together.

Join a few others who are considering their family's mission vision.


Chocolate on my Cranium said...

We don't have family mission statement either. Looks like there might be a lot of families doing this for FHE tonight!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Oh, and I second the key lime pie for dessert!

Sue said...

Hurray! Have fun!!


Marmee said...

i'd love some of that Key Lime Pie with coconut! Yum!! I'm getting so much from these posts! Thank you for sharing!

Tracy said...

Yep, pizzas and cookies made things a bit easier this evening. Glad we took the time. Good luck with yours! :)

JRoberts said...

Making it with your family makes it so much more meaningful yes?! Good luck. I do love your sayings already though too! :)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I want some of that KEY LIME PIE!!!! :)

The Best's said...

Good for you hope it was successful!

LeAnn said...

I loved your sayings and I think having a grateful heart is an awesome family trait.
Keep on enjoying those moments!