A Facebook friend of mine recently posted about all of his amazing friends. He has friends running for Miss America, America's Got Talent, and plenty of actors/actresses, body builders, and people who are "living their dreams". One of his other friends commented, "why are you friends with me again?" to which he responded, "Control Group".
I've got nothing against what he said, I know part of his response was just to be funny and I'm sure he finds that all of his friends have value. Right? I will however take the opportunity to remind myself that I AM living my dream! I remember being in my 7th grade English class, the question for our writing exercise was where we would see ourselves in 10 years. My response brought laughter from my classmates. I wanted to be married, have kids and be a stay-at-home mom. That was what I wanted. That was my dream. Sure I thought about stuff like becoming a professional actor or an awesome teacher that changes lives, but when I looked at what I would have to sacrifice to become those things, it didn't seem worth it to me. To some people, it is completely worth it, and maybe that is what's right for them. But then I think about what I sacrificed to become a wife and mother...TOTALLY WORTH IT! Essentially it's the kind of thing in which you need to sacrifice your self to be successful at. *Soap Box* People that look at motherhood as a hobby or side job simply don't comprehend and appreciate the amount of influence they can have. Women that look and lust after what men have don't comprehend and appreciate the power that comes with what God has given them, as women. Okay, I'm off my soapbox. All in all, I am living my dream. It's right for me. It brings me more happiness than any kind of public or earthly position or accomplishment could ever bring me. Charles Schultz had it right, "Happiness is anyone and anything at all that's loved by you." ("You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"). I feel extremely blessed to know that the things that will really make me happy in this life will give me joy for eternity. You can't beat a dream like that. To me, that is amazing.