This was our writing prompt this week.
We’ve been walking the path of God-sized dreams together for a few months now. Will you share an update with us about your dream? Let us know where you are with it–the happy and the hard.
Where am I? I’m smack in the middle of a huge part of my dream…..completing our adoption. It’s exciting and exhausting. But I’m also appreciating the parts that have led up to this point of my life, reminded of people and places and situations that have pointed me to here. Life is always ebbing and flowing…always changing. Growing. Not staying the same. Not staying in the same place. Not stagnant. That’s my biggest fear. I never want to look back at where I was a year ago and see the same person.
The specifics don’t always matter, but the willingness of my heart to embrace the moment does.
We all have them. What’s yours?
My GSD topic is to “encourage other dreamers”. I realized that we all need encouragement, right? I know I do!
To the mamas who dream of “something else” when their kiddos are grown…it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty.
To the mamas who want to rock their babies everyday and never go back to work again….rock on, mama.
To the young women who aren’t sure what to do, but they know it’s something big, don’t give up on your dreams. Reach for them–stretch for them. You will find them.
To my boys who dream of creating and never growing old, I say, do it! Stay young at heart, my babies.
To you who aren’t quite sure what’s next, just keep looking. Or, let it find you.
To the biggest dreamer I know, my husband, keep dreaming. I’ll follow you.
Quit running, quit rushing, slow down, enjoy these moments. Enjoy life right now. Today.
This is what I have to do to stop and listen. This is also what I hear when I stop and listen.
Chasing dreams, chasing success, chasing anything other than what He has for you is exhausting. And you miss your life. You miss today. And before you know it, you’re not chasing anymore, you’re wishing. Wishing things were like they used to be. Wishing you had not chased your days away. Days that turned into years.
Love your life. Find today’s dream and pursue that. I’ll bet it’s easier to find than you think.
Linked with my other GSDers at Holley’s blog…