Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Dream Renewed

If you would have asked me what I'd be doing now, 15 years ago, I would have said, "I would be a renowned architect with two kids, a boy and a girl, an awesome husband, and a beautiful custom built home from one of my own designs." I am so glad that I don't regret the part that's not true (the architect, the house), and I am so blessed to know that God had even more in store for me: three sons, and an perfectly awesome husband!

Yesterday, my five year old asked me if you can make a dream come true. I almost said yes, before I realized he was probably talking about the dreams he has at night. The first thing that comes out of his mouth each morning, is a description of his crazy I don't think "yes" would be appropriate!
But I think the best part about dreaming (day, not night) is the fact that we can mold our dreams according to the path our heart and mind has taken, and bring that renewed dream to life in an exciting way.
My dream has evolved to something so much better than fame and fortune. It is one of family and faith. I will admit that there are scratched out floorplans all around our less custom home, and a folder on my computer of dream home elements (like the pic above), but it's not driving me like raising my boys and building my faith. My dream has become so much more than I could have imagined 15 years ago, and the best part is, I won't know what it really looks like until I have lived it out.


  1. "....We can mold our dreams to the path our heart and mind has taken and bring that renewed dream to life in an exciting way." So true! It's a blessing to see the dreams God has for us unroll and realize that they are far better than our original dreams.

  2. What an excellent post! As a teacher I always taught my students to create goals and to strive for their dreams. as i look back at what I thought ten fifteen years ago, my life is very different from what my dreams were. The one main dream I had was to be a mom. That was the most inportant one for me and I have that. The other things may be different then what I expected, but as you said, it is even better. I hope you are having a great day! Hey, I am starting a Cherished Moments Monday tomorrow and would love for you to join in. I will be doing it every Monday. If you would like to join in just grab the Cherished Moments button in my left sidebar and let me know so I can add your link. Then write about your most cherished moments. I think I will break out some old photos for my first post! Should be fun! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen