Sweet Dreams and Limes

I tell my son, most every night… “sweet dreams.”  I truly hope he has sweet dreams, and not just at night. I hope that he has dreams and goals in life that are truly wonderful…. “sweet”. Of course, his dreams as an 8 year old boy are much different than my childhood little girl dreams. His are much more adventurous than sweet.  His dreams are that of orange, blue and football. His dad obviously was a big part of the production of such an Auburn dream.

Me well, my dreams were much more of sugar, spice and everything nice.  I wanted to be a wife, mom, have a house and car.  Simple and sweet. Truly sweet. It is amazing how simply we dream as a child, the things that make up our hopes and dreams. How do we become so discontent in life…. I look around me and it saddens me to see how many people that do not enjoy their lives.  I know … things happen, plans fail… but why do we lose sight of our dreams?

God has blessed my life more than I could have only imagined. I love my family.. and I LOVE what we do. We get to Pastor a life-giving, life-changing, Jesus centered church. Things may have not always gone according to my plans.. but wow… they are above and beyond what I could have imagined… I enjoy it!

……… I know that I need to drink more water.. not my favorite thing. So, yesterday.. I cut up a lime and squeezed it into my water. I could not believe I had not thought of doing that all along… I LOVE limes!! I mean how crazy is that, that I didn’t think of it. It’s funny.. I had limes, I had water.. just wasn’t using them together to enjoy it. Learning to enjoy what we have, now that is living!  Sitting there yesterday afternoon, after a great day at church, watching my son play in our beautiful back yard, drinking my lime water.. I thought.. yep.. this is the stuff dreams are made of…

Thank God for my sweet dream

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