Remember the Dream, Momma: A Whisper of Encouragement For When the Days Drag On

LauraAll Posts, Marriage, Motherhood

‘Remember when you were a little girl and daydreamed about holding your own little baby? With your dolly, you practiced washing her, dressing her, putting her in that little high chair, and feeding her? You didn’t realize it then, but you were dreaming of laying your life down for a child.

And now, you are living the dream.

‘Remember when you were a teenager and you daydreamed about marrying that handsome, strong guy? In your journal, you’d write out everything you liked about him, agonizing over his every move, and longing for him to be by your side. You didn’t realize it then, but you were dreaming of giving your whole self to a man.

And now, you are living the dream.

Maybe, probably, (definitely), the dream was dreamier back then. But now, it’s real.

Real has a beauty, complexity, and dignity all its own.

Never doubt the goodness of your God-given dreams now that you’re walking around in them, all grown up.

Never doubt it, even if they are more difficult than you imagined.

You were right to dream them, and you didn’t dream them alone.

Your Creator wove those compex desires in your heart to guide you and tether you to the home you are building today.

Remember that He has never left you alone in those dreams, but is right by your side, working with you to live out those dreams.

All those years ago, when you hugged your dolly tight, you may not have known to glance slightly around and see God Himself by your side.

But now you do.

 

{My prayer for you today is something like this… “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace…” Philippians 1: 3 -7}

Would you savor this in your heart and then share it with another mother or wife who needs some encouragement today?

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