I go through spurts with resolutions, and January 1 has always been meaningful to me. But it wasn’t until I became Catholic, with a devotion to Mary I couldn’t really understand (much less explain), that it became really significant.

And then, in 2005, after an Advent of journeying with Mary to Christmas during my first pregnancy, January 1 became something entirely different.

It became the day I held my first child.

inspired to be like mary

The rest, along with some great quotes from one of my favorite reads from 2013, is over at CatholicMom.com. Enjoy!