Don’t Forget to Dream

As a mom to four littles, I am always exhausted. I am caught up in the day to day: the cleaning, the consequences, the snuggles and the laughter. I plan play dates and parties, do homework and budgets. But today, I took the day off. 
I dropped the kids off with their cousins and used a spa gift card I had been holding on to for months, just waiting for a free moment. 
I intentionally arrived early and left my phone in the locker so that I could just BE for a little bit. As I sat and thought about what I loved about my life, about my husband, and about each one of my girls, I realized something. 
At some point in all of this living, I forgot to dream. I forgot to dream of what I want my children’s character to be when they grow up and of what I wanted to pass on to them. 
I forgot to dream about the things that make me happy and to make time to add those things to my life. 
I forgot to dream about what our life would be like if we had no burdens, no struggles. I forgot to dream about the future because I was so busy looking down at the daily tasks before me. And when I started to dream about those things, I realized that there are things I can do every day to get us closer to those dreams.
Friend, here is your reminder to take a minute and look up. Dream of what you want your life, your future to look like, and then start making those dreams reality. 
Stacy Wilson
Stacy is married to John, and mother to four girls, all ages 6 and under. They are a foster family and are passionate about serving children and families in need. Stacy has a Master's Degree in Education from LSU, but has chosen to take a break from teaching in the classroom to work part-time, while focusing on family.


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