Wednesday, August 3, 2011
10 Years from now...
The August Challenge
I am doing a August Challenge this month with topics being coordinated by Author Marybeth Whalen from Proverbs 31 Ministries. I really love the idea- I wont be posting everyday; some I will keep to myself. This one; however I wanted to post here. If you want to try this too as a personal journal, or for a blog go to Marybeth Whalen.com where she will give you a new topic every day for the month of August! Have fun- I find that journaling teaches me a lot about myself and I Love it!
August 2nd, 2011
Today’s journal entry will be about how I want to be seen in 10 years. Hmmmmm haven’t exactly thought that far ahead yet. Right at this moment I am 32 years old, the wife of the Man I was meant for, and the mother of a breathtaking beautiful girl, and 2 extremely handsome boys; all of which have different hair colors- not that that matters in regards to 10 years from now, unless of course I sometimes wonder what their hair color will be as adults. I mean; mine changed and now I have to dye it all the time.
Okay, okay all of this aside, I’m just getting myself set up for being able to answer this very intriguing question. 10 years from now…
Well My husband will be 52, and I will be 42- so I will pretty much be him and he will be…well…older & of course we’ll both be wiser. *wink wink* I pray that every year that passes, and each day that goes by teaches us to change together with God as our guide. To be there for each other in whatever life brings- for both of us to be done with self and live for God and each other. I’d like to travel the world with my husband- just to say I’ve done it; and even if we never get the chance to travel the world that we will have traveled each others’ world. That we really over the years can smile so big knowing we know what it’s like to walk in one another’s steps. That over the years we have encouraged and been encouraged by one another to live a life & marriage that pleases our Heavenly Father. That we can look at each other and say “that was some ride…I’m so happy I’ve got you”!
Socially we’ll still have the same friends. Of course they’ll be older too! ;) We’ll have made some really good new friends also, that we can relate to, encourage & pray for.
Let’s see Shianne will be 21…and I’m sure we would have spent a lot of years chasing those boys away. Most importantly praying that The Lord protect her heart.
Brenden will be 18… and I’m sure I would have spent a lot of years; taking every opportunity, teaching Him to be a good man. Praying even more, because by now, he will be even faster on a motorcycle. Most importantly that He follows Gods lead in His life.
Jimmy will be 17… and I’m sure he’ll still be chatting away (or at least I hope so). Most importantly that He follow Gods lead in his life too.
Okay so the idea of their ages only 10 years from now just brought tears to my eyes.
Do I know how to do this? How can I not waste a moment? Will I have really gotten to know them, to the depths of their innermost being? Will I know how to give them great advice, like the really top of the line Mamas do?
In 10 years from now I want to be known by my children as the Mom who didn’t have all the answers; but when she didn’t she looked to God for the best answers out there!
In 10 years from now I want to be known by my children as the Mom who always made time, because she realized one day how fast time would fly- and she didn’t want to miss a moment.
In 10 years I want to be known as the Mom who accepts them for who they were created to be, and even if that was different from her; that she never got too busy to get to know what makes “them” happy, sad or how “they” tick.
In 10 years from now I want to be known as the Mom who prayed for them every single day- whether tired or not, she was there never giving up on the power of our Almighty Father.
In 10 years from now, I want to be known as the Mom who put her family first and with the guidance of God it was made possible to be that kind of Mama.
In 10 years from now, I want to be known as the Mom who set goals, prayed over them, and never gave up hope even when they seemed unattainable.
In 10 years from now I want to be known as the Mom who loves their Daddy dearly, and was one of the best wives she knew how to be.
In 10 years from now- I cannot be fully prepared as of yet to know- but I pray God will prepare me daily, and shape me into something He can put His stamp on.