Lucia is six months old this week. I know what comes next. She’ll be sitting, crawling, walking, calling me “ma ma”, and asking me to read one more bedtime story. Please don’t grow up so fast, Lucia Mae. I daydream of sharing girl things with you, but I also want to rock you longer and hear your sweet coos. There are other things I dream of…ambitions that I hope will come to pass. Somehow they feel more realistic if I repeat them to myself.. or share them with you.
I dream of having a motorcycle of my own. (My husband is uncomfortable with this one). A few weeks ago we were talking about it again. Ryan said he is against the idea entirely unless the kids are much older “and don’t need me”. To which my question is still: at what point in their lives, will the children not need me? His fears are somewhat valid on the topic.. I do like speed. BUT, I will insert here that I’ve only had one speeding ticket in twelve years of driving, and I’ve never been at fault for an accident.
I dream of having more children (not necessarily biological), but more. We’d still live in a small house.. we’d just have bunk beds and the kids would all wear fleece sleepers to bed.
I dream of getting my masters in counseling. Ideally I’d have a private practice and counsel families. I’d ask my sisters Kate & Anna to help me decorate my office and then would stock it with great coffee. That way even if my questions couldn’t get them talking…. maybe the coffee would.
I dream of being part of a home church (a church outside the church building). It would be a small group of families with the same core beliefs. We’d cook delicious meals, spend special occasions together, and walk through our faith in a real and transparent way. This is what I picture when I hear the word “community”.
How about you? What is one thing that you daydream about?