Sunday, January 23, 2011

i've got dreams to remember

I've had so many dreams, throughout the years, of who and what I would one day like to be. When I was younger I can remember saying that I wold like to one day be architect. I'm not really sure where that idea came from. I mean I loved lincoln logs, those cardboard building bricks, and my brother's legos as much as the next elementary school child but it wasn't something I'd say I was particular passionate about.

I cannot even say that my dreams were really those of a tangible, occupationally defining manner. I'd say they were more glimpses of someone else's life that I just knew I would like to someday become. Watching the varsity soccer team when I was in seventh grade and knowing one day that I wanted to be "the heart of the team." Going to my first cross country practice on that summer morning before school began and realizing I craved the competitive adrenaline that coursed through my veins. Idolizing the senior highs in my youth group, enraptured by the way their voices rang out to the Lord, craving a relationship with something more than just this. Craving the faith and honesty I saw in the newness of it all, the freedom and joy of believing without guilt, knowing and realizing the potential of a personal relationship...becoming a woman of God.
Dreams I had that came to define who I was to those around me, dreams that not just define you on the outside but transform all your insides as well.
I have dreams even now. Dreams that are conjured both from past experiences (to sing again, to share my heart, to re-ignite and become a woman of God) and those that come with the transformation from child to adult...

Comprehending potential and wanting more from yourself than ever before...
dreams of becoming a better, more diligent, loving, inspiring, and selfless wife

dreams of becoming a competent, well-rounded, professionally joyful practicioner

and most importantly, dreams of becoming a mother...with infectious energy and a calming spirit.

most of all I dream of maturity, moments of serendipity, a mind filled with prayer, days of serenity, taking a deep breath, taking a step back, thought-filled freedom, forgiveness & running free.


6 comments:

Grace said...

I like your dreams so dream on and achieve them.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love when people have dreams. When we stop dreaming I think we start to die.
Beautiful post. Beautiful life : )

Veronica Lee said...

Love your post and the pics are awesome!

Have a blessed day!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Such a beautiful post...and I really LOVE that ice capture. So cool!

P.S. Thank you so very much for your sweet comment. It made my day, for sure. XO!

Stefanie said...

Love me some Van Morrison!
What a fun post, thanks for sharing about your dreams :)

from mel said...

LOVE this post.
and i would agree.
i think we are kindred spirits.
so glad to have found your blog!
thanks for sharing your dreams. they were awesome.