Don’t just be the one who smells the roses be the one who plants them. In life we work hard and fast to get from point A to point Z. Missing everything in between. Yes it is good to have goals and dreams; but let’s not let them suck the life out of living.
I have reach forty and felt like omg! I am half way into my life. I look in the mirror and can see all the changes taking place . The good news is I don’t feel it at all. My mind says better get those dreams done and my heart says I will but I want to enjoy the ride. The days of toys in floor have gone and the days of shoes in the middle of the floor are fading as well. It brings happy memories and at the same time sadness that they are coming to the end. My children are growing up and all those days I worked so hard and thought were long are now paying off. I see young people with loving hearts and strong souls. Manners and morals in play. What a reward !
I don’t have that big house and yard that I really wanted; but I did have my big family. And I didn’t miss not one moment with them at all. From runny noses to boy friend blues it’s been wonderful to be a Mom. If I would have been so busy fulfilling my dreams I would have missed out on such a great life.
I planted my roses and now I get to smell their sweet aroma , my little garden. And I am still young to enjoy their seeds. Sometimes what the world sees as important is not. I have realized that God wasn’t late ,he heard my prayers. He had priorities in order and I’m glad that I trusted him even though I didn’t understand at the time.
I am not saying that’s it’s wrong to fill your dreams when your kids are young. I am saying don’t let dreams steal the great moments of life. Enjoy the journey! Teach your children to work towards goals and dreams but to enjoy themselves while doing it. God showed me the other morning examples using my memories. Three of my children have been working on getting their black belts in Martial Arts for a little over three years but it don’t even feel like it’s been that long because we have been having so much fun. It is almost unbelievable that in six months they will be there.
Many may look at me and my life and not think it to be much. It don’t bother me because I know the cost and many wouldn’t pay. I know its value any many can not afford. I thank God too for the wonderful partner he gave me to help make this beautiful garden that I cherish. He worked hard to supply for us so I could stay home. He is a wonderful husband and father and I could have not done it without him. I have so much in my life to be greatful for and I am glad I didn’t wasted my time on foolish things that wouldn’t fill my heart with as much joy as my family has.