"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?