Like many young girls, I dreamed of being a Mother when I grew up. I had so much patience for my dear imaginary children. They were well-behaved and obedient. Mothering them was pure joy and I was always so well rested.
Fast forward many years and my little girl dream has crashed into reality.
Kids playing (or fighting) loudly, laundry piled high, school books being pushed aside to make space to eat, muddy winter boots and wet socks strewn across the floor. Three meals everyday to be prepared, dishes and cups always and everywhere. Not to mention toys and crafts and books that seem to grow feet and walk off only to drop themselves right in front of me.
Overwhelmed and exhausted. That’s not quite what I dreamed.
Yet, I can’t imagine the alternative. What would my life be like if I wasn’t living my early dream of motherhood?
The house would be too quiet. I would never know the pure joy of being called Mommy.
What are your dreams? If you allow yourself the time to dream big what would you come up with? Or, if you think on your life right now, are you already living a dream?
God never promised that living our dreams would be perfect. You will worry. There will be sleepless, restless nights. Hard work and perseverance will be required. Living your dream is not for the weak-hearted. You could never fully appreciate the abundant blessings if life was all rainbow and unicorns- no matter how cute that unicorn is!
Our dreams are a journey. Each season will have challenges. Our strength and resolve will be tested. If we pay attention we will grow further into the dreams and desires that God has placed on our heart.
I challenge you to hold tight to your dreams. Love. Everyday. Embrace the silliness, the messiness, and the struggles. Especially the struggles.
It’s the adventure of a lifetime.
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