Good morning everyone, it is a beautiful snowy day here in Tennessee. Yesterday my office closed at noon and today it is closed all day! Today I’m going to be linking up with Lauren and Hayley and The Girl Between the Lines again. I’m really excited about today’s prompt.
We all imagine what our lives would be like when we were “all grown up”…how does that compare to what your life looks like now?
Everyone plans and dreams about the future. I remember planning my future in a rather silly way when I was in elementary school. I would gather around with a bunch of my friends on the bus or at recess, or during class when we weren’t supposed to, and play MASH. Anyone else remember this game? It was pretty complex and took a lot of time, but in the end, you would find out whether you would live in a Mansion, Apartment, on the Street, or in a House. And you would know who you would share it with, how many kids you would have, pets, any number of things. I know that my future was planned probably 100 different ways using the MASH technique. Kids have all sorts of games like this that plague their time and thoughts. We all want to dream about what our lives will look like in the future.
I have a book that I filled out when I was very little and one of the questions in it was, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Do you want to guess what I wrote?
A window washer. What? Yeah, that’s what I said. A window washer. Yeah, I don’t know where that came from either.
Our plans and dreams for the future are vast and changing by the minute. I know that over the course of my (so far rather short) life I have had many plans and dreams about my future. And while some of them come true, I have found that most of my dreams and expectations have not come true, and that is not necessarily a bad thing. Some of the things I thought I always wanted are not really what are important to me anymore, so I am glad that they did not come true.
Am I where I always planned and dreamed I would be? No.
Am I thankful for where and I am and what my life looks like? Yes.
Do I sometimes get wrapped up in the dreams and plans that didn’t come true? Yes.
Would I want to change it? Sometimes I get caught up in discontent and think that everything should be different, and the way that I want it, but at the same time I know that the reason I’m am where I am is because God has directed it and placed me here, and he must have a reason for that. So while right now I may not have or be doing everything I thought I wanted, I am where God wants me, and maybe one day he’ll let me see some of my own dreams come true. I’ll just have to wait and see.
I may not be a billionaire window washer who lives in a Mansion with 5 kids, a red convertible, a basketball player husband, and a pet penguin, but I am a very blessed financial aid counselor, who has a roof over her head, a car that runs, an all star husband, with the promise of an amazing future, and an awesome God. What more could I want?