The best advice I think I could offer my children and my children’s children would be, chase dreams not boys.
They say Hindsight is 20/20.
I did the opposite. My mother taught me to grow up, get married, have a family, and take care of them all, and you will live happily ever after.
The problem with that is it becomes very easy to place your value in the hands of other people who are human, too, and at some point can eventually let you down.
So at 57, I’m trying to do it differently. To chase dreams and not boys. My dream, my very thoughtfully and prayerfully sought after plan, is to become certified and teach children with disabilities in special education. To make a difference. To be self sufficient. To fix up or get out of my family home as finances allow. But mostly, to please God, and to love others with all of my heart. ♡
My personal dreams still take me to the beach. To Tuscany. To a happily ever after with the man of my dreams. To the Outer Banks of North Carolina to watch wild horses running freely on the beach. And to the top of one of the horses in front of P.F. Chang’s for the “biggest” ride of my life. Just for fun. 🙂 And that’s just the beginning. I have a list of 100 of them.
Those are my dreams. Most likely they’ll stay just that. Dreams.
What are yours?
Whatever your dreams may be, let them parallel God’s plan for your life, and not just be your selfish dreams, and you will be amazed at where they may take you. If you don’t believe me, just look at Joseph. 🙂
But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:20
Love and laughter,