Posts Tagged ‘dreams’

Don’t Mess with My Dreams

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Last week I was deep asleep and engrossed in what I thought was a realistic dream of being prepped to walk on stage for a BODY BUILDING contest…..then, my phone rang and interrupted the dream.  Dang school!  I tried to fall back asleep so I could see my perfectly sculpted body and walk across that imaginary stage but it was useless.  I was wide awake and left with my crazy dream rolling around in my brain.

In 3 days I’ll turn 49 years old.  That’s a long life in some ways and a rather short one in others.  During that  49 years I’ve done my share of wide awake dreaming.  Not a foreign concept for most humans, really.  Dreaming helps us plan, dreaming sets us on course and dreams allow us a hope for what’s to come.  Dreaming is natural.

I’ve shared here a few of my dreams over the years…. the ones of being a successful author and writing great stories.  I have hopes and dreams of being a mother-in-law to my children’s spouses and a grandmother to their children someday.  But I’ve also held back on some cherished personal dreams.  Some dreams are so special and private that speaking them outloud is almost too precious or sacred.

Still, they are dreams that count in my heart and when something threatens to topple my apple cart of dreams…. I feel challenged or as if I’m in a battle.

That’s the thing with dreams, my dream may not necessarily match your dream or someone else’s.  So, your part in my dream may not go as I “dreamt it up”. Your course of life might take sharp turns and twisty roads that I couldn’t foresee or that I didn’t hope for or ever wish to see.  The dream I have or had…doesn’t exist in the same way anymore.

I feel as though I’m in the throes of waking up from some of my dreams.  Something is trying to crush them and it’s almost comparable to a nightmare.  I want to fight it or stamp it out but I can’t.   It’s out of my control. Perhaps, that’s for the best.

However,  it’s NOT out of God’s control.  I can rest easy knowing He has a better plan.  His dreams are better than anything I could ever muster up in my feeble little mind.  I can let go of what I think would be perfect for me or the people in my life that I dream so big for.  I can trust God because He is the great dream maker and provider.

And, so can you.

Don’t let life smash your dreams.  Trust God to know better and allow Him to work on your behalf.  I guarantee it’ll be better than any body building competition or perfect dream you have inside your head.

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Dreams do come true

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

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I remember back when all I wanted…… was to drive! Oh I would beg my parents……I would plead, “I’ll go to the store for you!!!”. They would inevitably give in and let me go. I was a natural! I was driving from the time I was 10 years old. Yes, I’m from crazy bumpkins and we let our yungin’s drive early! Somebody’s gotta do it! Life in the south is just that way (or so it used to be).

This morning at 9:00 am sharp…..Ally drove off the parking lot of the BMV (also known as….the place regular legal American citizens cannot get business handled on the first trip in) to take her driving test. She has waited so long for this day. But I think she’s ready now. Her 16th birthday was back in March and she’s been anticipating this day ever since. A real driver’s license! Woohoo!

—In Indiana, if you do not participate in the Driver’s Education class (which costs $400) at 15…the teen cannot receive their learner permit until they turn 16. After that time, the driver must hold that permit for another 180 days before taking the actual driver’s test to attain what’s now called the Graduated Driver License.

Soooooooo. SHE PASSED!!!! YAY, Ally!!!!
Congratulations!!

Excitedly….leaving on her first alone trip (with her sis of course!)
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Thumbs up! She’s heading to check out her parking spot at JCHS
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Bye Bye…..another piece of my heart! 🙂
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Now the dream is almost complete. Her fantasy of her own car is what she now focuses on. We would love to provide her with that…..but it’s just not in our budget. We know that God can do anything. So, Lord…..if there’s a way, we leave that to you!

NOTE: I wasn’t driving to the store at 10 years old. I was driving some form of vehicle out on family property and country roads. Please don’t feel as if I were part of some sort of “deliverance” type family. I assure you, I was raised by good people. We just learned to drive early back then. 😆