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I shared about my dashed dreams in this month’s issue and it really resonated with moms! I received so many Facebook messages and emails in response to that newsletter! Since it seemed to really connect with so many moms, let me use it to introduce our topic today.
My dream after high school was to teach music. I graduated from college with a music education degree, but I got married after my freshman year of college and had two children by the time I graduated (baby #2 actually arrived on my graduation day—they mailed me my diploma! ). While I taught piano and voice privately for 15 years, I never had my own classroom because I stayed at home with my kids and then God started this thing called Hearts at Home.
For many years, I felt like I had failed to meet my goal. Believe it or not, however, I had never really talked to God about that. I had never dug into my sense of failure. While I had externally adjusted my life to the doors God had opened, I had never done so internally. So, several years ago I did that. I grieved what I did not have. I mourned my dream that wouldn’t be. I lamented to God about “what isn’t” in my life. God was able to take it. He wasn’t surprised by it. By doing so, I was able to embrace “what is” and align my dreams to what God was doing in my life. This was a fresh start like none other!
Maybe you’re living the dream you always had or maybe your life doesn’t look anything like you thought it would and you feel as if your dream is dashed. Either way, you’re not alone. There are other moms who feel just like you do.
I’d love to hear your story. Leave a comment and share your story. Then take a few minutes to “hop” around to hear some other mom’s stories.
It’ll do your dreaming heart some good.