Love your Dreams

Dream a Little Dream - Complete

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?

 

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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.

Joining with Jill Savage and Hearts at Home for the Third Thursday Blog Hop.  Hop over to view some more awesome posts about loving your dreams!

Also sharing with Fellowship Friday and The Weekend Brew.

*photo credit Angela via Compfight 

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13 Responses

  1. Claire
    Claire 01/16/2014 at 10:53 am | | Reply

    FIRST COMMENT!! Haha, great post mommy!! Love yooou

  2. Sue Detweiler
    Sue Detweiler 01/16/2014 at 2:29 pm | | Reply

    Great picture! Love the name of your blog

  3. Rebeca Jones
    Rebeca Jones 01/17/2014 at 2:12 pm | | Reply

    “It’s the adventure of a lifetime.” So true, Cheri, and I’m not sure that the reality of it ever looks like our girlish fantasies. Lovely post!

  4. Eydie
    Eydie 01/17/2014 at 10:26 pm | | Reply

    YES! Hi visiting from the FF blog hop! It’s an adventure of a lifetime. Thank you for the encouragement!

  5. asheritah
    asheritah 01/18/2014 at 2:07 pm | | Reply

    So true… our dreams often crash into reality, but that’s where God’s grace comes in and redeems our dreams and makes them even more beautiful than we could have imagined as little girls. Thank you for sharing your heart. (I’m over visiting from the FF blog hop.)

  6. Linda
    Linda 01/18/2014 at 3:19 pm | | Reply

    Hi Cheri :) Loved this post! My dreams have not played out exactly as I had planned, but I have an oh-so-wonderful life! I grew up dreaming of being a wife and mother – they’ve taught me and given me more than I ever imagined.
    Thank you for sharing you thoughts and your heart with us. Blessings to you and yours! (and btw, love the pic!)

  7. Barbie
    Barbie 01/20/2014 at 1:10 pm | | Reply

    I love how God takes my dreams and intertwines them with His own. Thank you for sharing at The Weekend Brew!

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