Monday, May 8, 2017

When I Grow Up

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

That is the question we ask all kids isn't it?

My response was always a Mom & a teacher.  I can't say that I have this micdrop answer as to WHY those things.

I got married exactly 24 yrs ago today to a great guy.  We have 3 beautiful children growing up & making their way in this life.   So one of those dreams is checked off right?

When our oldest was finishing 1st grade in a private school we realized he wasn't being challenged at all.  We knew some great people who had chosen homeschooling back when it was totally unheard of.  My husband & I decided to ask them to mentor us & we never looked back.  I have been my children's teacher now for 14 + years (I believe we start teaching our children when they are born though).  So that was dream #2 checked off my list.

As we are about to graduate our 2nd son now I find myself realizing in about 7-8 years our last child will be graduating high school (I try not to think about that TOO much ;-) ).  This bring the question to my mind -- What will I do when that happens?.

I joke by saying "I don't know what I want to do when I grow up".  It's not really a joke.  When I think I realize what it is something happens that I realize that isn't what God's plan for me is.

It's a tough thing you know.  I am 48 yrs old.  I have experience working in an office doing various things.  That wasn't where my heart was though.

I loved teaching my children but to do that for other's kids?  Not where my heart is.

This is a tough season.  I never really thought about it before.  I have been a stay at home Mom now for 21+ years.  No one prepares you for what will happen with the kids are grown.

So as I continue to pray about this & search my heart as to what the plan is for the rest of MY life while also guiding my children along the path that has been chosen for them.  I hope to share some of my journey here.  Along with my fitness & healthy eating posts.

I would love to hear from you too.  Feel free to leave a comment if you have also been through something like this.

What do YOU want to be when you grow up?

Be blessed!


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