Dreaming

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I dream of life in the country.
I dream of open fields, watching my kids running & playing from sun up to sun down.
I dream of a small community of friends.
I dream of a garden in my backyard.
I dream of neighbors that are a acres away.
I dream of country roads.
I dream of watching the sun come up & go down in a rocking chair on our front porch with my man.  My heart longs for these things, and I wonder if they will ever come to be.

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My husband's business is based here in Houston.  I have a love/hate relationship with it.  I love his job because it has allowed me to stay home with our sweet kids, it pays the bills. It's provided a wonderful home for us.  Since it's a family run business, it's nice that he is essentially his own boss...it definitely has it's perks.  I hate his job because it's based in Houston.  It will never leave Houston & we will never leave Houston while our kids are young.

I don't want to seem ungrateful because I'm very grateful.  God has been so good to us. He brought me to Houston 7 years ago & this is the city where I found my husband. I know He has a plan. His plan is far greater than I could ever imagine, but sometimes I wonder, why does God put these certain desires in our hearts? And is it a God thing or is a selfish me thing?

Today I choose to be thankful--thankful for the smell of fresh cut wood (even if it's from the house that's being built behind us).  I'm thankful that Target is only 5 minutes away.  I'm thankful for family that is close by & some only a phone call away. I'm thankful for the land that we have that we can escape to on the weekends.  I'm thankful for the sweetest neighbors who have become very special friends. I'm thankful that my husband works so hard, so I can stay home with my sweet babies.

16 comments :

  1. Love your attitude. The grass is always greener though, right? That person in country is probably longing for your Target. :)

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    1. You are so right, sweet friend! I would probably miss Target a little too much! :)

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  2. I agree with Jessi, great attitude. And, like you, I can't wait to live in the country some day!

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    1. One day, one day!! :) And once we get to the country it will be very bitter sweet!

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  3. I know how you feel. I'm beyond blessed to live the wonderful life I do, but I miss home (Kentucky). Plus, Husband has an amazing job. With Baby K due in December, I'm fortunate to be able to stay home. Fortunately, we have our own "country paradise" south of Fort Worth that allows us to have our horses, land, and the lifestyle we both know and love. It's great to live in the country yet located to suburban conveniences!

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    1. That's so great!!! Yes, country living with suburban conveniences--best of both worlds! :)

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  4. I ditto what Nicole said. I work on the road full time and miss home. But grateful for the opportunity to work and have a job. I miss home though. I miss having a garden in my backyard. I miss my hubby even more.

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    1. I say I want a garden but I really have a black thumb. I can pretty much kill anything by just looking at it-ha!! I can only imagine how hard it is to work on the road.

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  5. Beautiful attitude of gratitude! :)

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  6. A thankful heart <3
    I feel that way about Dallas sometimes.
    I miss my home back in Chicago, but I met my husband here in Dallas. We're both transplants and absolutely dislike Dallas compared to where we are both from, but we know God brought us here for a purpose, a reason and it's not the worst place to live! We also have a Target close by :) Couldn't live without it! Thanks for sharing your heart and reminding us to be thankful for what God has given us :)

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    1. My hometown is about 30 minutes SE of Dallas. It was great b/c we were far out, yet close enough if we needed to get anywhere. I do miss Dallas....Houston has the worst drivers!

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  7. Attitude is everything! I also think that we experience certain things and situations so that we appreciate things more when we finally get them. Growing up I HATED being so far away from everything. We had to drive 30 minutes just to go to wal mart or a taco bell! Now I'm in the city and I really love it.

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    1. I so agree with you! I grew up in a small town too & hated being so far away from everything. It's funny how we change over the years!

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  8. I can so relate to this post! Thanks for sharing!

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