May 14, 2010

What is your dream?

I have been having such a hard time lately thinking and racking my brain about what is my dream? and furthermore...am I living it.
When I was growing up I didnt ever dream of being a nurse like most little girls. I didnt really think of doing much but being a mom and wife. I did think for a little while of being some sort of counselor b/c when I was going through some tough times when I was a teenager I went to a counselor and it helped me get through it easier. However, having a set career/life path was never something I was really set one way or another.

I married young, had kids young. I dont regret that for one moment. However, I am at a place in my life now that I am wondering what now? I mean my kids still need me for sure. I am not "done" being mom by any means. Nor am I "done" being a wife. No these things will always be the center most important purposes of my life.

However, I am wondering if there is something else I could do, that would be a way I could give to those around me and share in ways that I am gifted. I love to write. This blog is a way to share my love of the written word. However, do I want to go further with that. If so how. I have no idea. I would love to write for some sort of column or devotional. I love writing. I dont know if I am talented enough for others to want to read what I write in more of a form besides a simple short blog.
So, these are the things that I am thinking. What else is there for me to do. Am I doing it already. Should I be satisfied and happy with what I am and not try to strive to do more. My hubby says I already have a full time job and focus in being a mom and wife and taking care of our house...I just dont know.
Pray with me about this :)

9 comments:

~SHANNON~ said...

Deep questions- I understand exactly what your saying. I'll keep you in my prayers- that you find a direction and a passion that compliments you as a mom!

Glad to get to know you! I'm your newest follower- hope you stop by and say hi at Milk and Cuddles sometime!

Shan:)
http://milkandcuddles.com/

Brandie said...

Thanks for reading. I will for sure stop by over at milk & cuddles...

luv2stamp said...

I had a dream to be a teacher but life happened; had a baby, got married (yeah, I KNOW!)had another baby decided to go to work for the State. 20 years later my mother came to visit and wanted to know all about my job, I explained that I counseled on state retirement benefits, conducted seminars and workshops, etc. Mother got a big smile on her face, I'm like, why are you smiling...she said, you're finally a TEACHER! Imagine my surprise! I retired from that job, work at my church and "teach" paper-crafting with rubber stamping, etc. Maybe my dream did come true in some form in both my jobs.
I will lift you up in prayer and that you find an outlet for the creativity God's given you!

Brandie said...

Thanks luv2stamp. Its funny how our lives work out isnt it. Thats great. Sounds like you have had a wonderful life so far! thanks for reading I hope you come back again !

Aimee said...

I have no doubt that if you have the desire to do something more, God will show you your path. It's there for you and you will love it. :)

Lisa P@www.isitmondayalready.com said...

I felt the same way that is why I am going back to school! I am now following from Mom Loop Friday follow

Brandie said...

Thanks for all your comments. They are very good look into everyone else's lives. I had a long talk with the hubby last night about my feeling like I wasnt doing anything important. He reminded me how much what I do does matter to him and to the kids. He said that I wont know the good I have done in being here for the kids until they are grown. He said two grown well adjusted God loving and obeying adults will be the reward for what you are doing now. Laundry and homework and dinner might not seem to matter, but its the long term reward that is the best :) Just thought I would share. I am feeling much better about things now. I am very thankful for a husband that values me in my being a stay at home mom and LOVEs the fact that is what I do. He said that it would put lots more on him if I didnt do all I do and he appreciates me handling so much of the daily stuff. So, thanks and God Bless...hope you all keep reading!

The Activity Mom said...

This is a hard thing! I know your prayers will be answered!

stopping by from Mom Loop! Your newest follower. Stop by when you have a chance:

http://activitymom.blogspot.com

Jessica Warrick said...

hi i just wanted to say i love your blog and im following from blogfrog mom loop