Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Could Not Ask for More

I dream BIG.  I am always open to changes in my self, how I manage our home and our homeschool. I dream of adopting again.  I dream of getting involved in other areas of ministry.  I DREAM.  Dreaming is good.  However it often leaves me re-evaluating my effectiveness as a wife, mother, teacher, Christian, homemaker, friend.  Over and over again.  And this re-evaluation often casts the illusion that my current life is not as exciting or fulfilling as it could be.

This could not be more wrong.

I am living all the dreams I have ever had for my life.  That is the truth.

I wanted to have living, breathing peace with my God.  I do.

I wanted to feel free to worship God.  I do.

I wanted to be happily married.  I am.

I wanted to be a mama.  I am.

I wanted to bring a child into our family through adoption.  We have.

I wanted my children's hearts to be tender for God.  They are.

I wanted to foster parent.  We are.

I wanted to feel free to be myself.  I do.

So, quite literally, I could NOT ask for more in my life.  Dreaming is nice, but not to the extent that the reality of the treasures present in my life is distorted.  I am LIVING my dreams.  And it is all because of God.  God is good.  So good.


blessedmom said...

Thank you.

Jennifer said...

Wow! It is so easy to get caught up in what might be and forget about how good things are. Thanks for the reminder!

Rie said...

That was beautiful, Betsy. Just beautiful.

Michelle said...

Beautiful. I was reflecting on all of these same things today...and feeling so blessed that I have achieved my dreams, and I am doing what I love, and it is only God who could have given me these desires of my heart. I am so thankful, and feel so undeserving of these gifts.

Vicki said...

Okay. So you're a wonderful writer. Case closed.
WHEN are we going to write a book about older children adoption?

Love ya,