Welcome to Friend Friday! Check out the adorableness in the picture of my guest today! Be sure to swing by her corner!
Hi friends of Misty. I am
really happy to be here today @ Simply Helping Him. My name is Kelly & I blog @ The Houtz House Party. I am a wife and mama to 4 little people age 4 and under. I blog about all things family, faith & fun. Come over & say hi! I love meeting new friends though my blog & Facebook but I am especially obsessed with Twitter & Instagram.
I’m here to tell you that dreams change. Have you had that experience?
Age 18 – Getting into the college of my choice.
Age 20 – Getting my first “big person” office job.
Age 20 – Moving into my first apartment WITHOUT roommates.
Age 20 – Buying my first nice car…a 1998 Honda Accord LX.
Age 24 – Buying a condo all by myself. I felt so independent.
Age 24 – Getting my first “important” job…I remember dancing around
my living room jumping up and down after I got off the phone with HR. The money I was going to make made me almost cry from happiness.
Notice a theme here?
During that time I seemed to run from my faith a bit. I was more concerned with the world. With what my friends or co-workers or perfect strangers thought of me than of what my God thought of me. He would nudge me but I would ignore him. I was too concerned with what the world’s idea of success was.
Sometimes I cringe at those years. My prayer now is that my story can encourage someone who has been in a similar place or is currently in that place, that they are not alone.
Since that time I’ve met a man of tremendous faith, been “successful”
yet shoved around in the career world, bought our “dream home”, had children and became a SAHM.
My priorities have changed.
My relationship with my husband has improved. I’ve become a LOT less judgmental . I’ve fallen more in love than ever with my savior.
My bulleted list by age has a different theme now.
Age 25 – Got married.
Age 28 – Bought “dream home”.
Age 29 – Had 1st baby.
Age 30 – Had 2nd & 3rd babies (twins).
Age 30 – Traded in expensive fancy SUV for more economical family
Age 31 – Had 4th baby.
Age 31 – Sold “dream home” to fully embrace the dream we live in.
We are downsizing from all the “stuff” and living more fully than I’d ever imagined.
Time & God changes people.
I am here to tell you dreams change.
The “stuff” of life is not actual “stuff”. It’s the people and experiences of serving
others in this life; for this life is merely a blip on the radar of
FINALLY my focus is where it should be.