When I first wrote about our family purpose statement, we were a younger family living in a different country. I was in the throes of depression, and we were one person short.
It’s not that we’re old hats at the parenting thing now, but I can pretty confidently say we’ve grown and wisened-up a bit in the past few years. We’ve been through a lot, and we’re a little different. More of who we were made to be.
But what’s refreshing is that I look at our purpose statement, and it still rings true. We wrote it to be as timeless as possible, while still being specific enough to be useful.
Our family purpose statement
Put each other first.
Cultivate deep relationships with one another.
Extend love to those around us.
Be true to who God made us.
Take care of our health.
Be good stewards of creation.
Be lifelong learners.
This summer, Dee of Red Letter Words sent us a canvas emblazoned with our purpose statement. I may or may have not teared when it arrived in the mail.
I love that her talent sits in our living room, purposed as a reminder for us to be who we are. To be the Oxenreiders.
Dee’s family purpose statement hangs in her house as well. Beautiful reminders, they are.
And this weekend, Ree would like to give a Simple Mom reader the chance to get his or her family’s purpose statement printed as a canvas as well. To remind you to be you.
To win your family’s purpose statement on a 20×30 gallery wrapped canvas print in any color from Red Letter Words, please use the widget below (if you’re reading this via email, you’ll need to click over to the blog to enter the giveaway):
Important: Because the cost of shipping something this size is rather costly, Dee can only offer free shipping to a U.S.-based winner. If you’re outside the U.S. and are chosen as the winner, you’ll need to pay for the difference in shipping to your country. Thanks for understanding.
This giveaway will end Saturday night, October 20 (that’s tomorrow!), and I’ll announce the winner soon after. I hope you win!