Monday, January 23, 2012
A Life With A White Picket Fence.
Once upon a time I had this dream that when I grew up I'd live in a house with a white picket fence.
You could say that it was a "rose-colored-glasses" type of view.
While living in my house behind my white picket fence, I was going to conquer the world. Make a change, be that kind of woman, wife, mother, neighbor that everyone loves and no one can quite figure out how in the world she does it all. On top of which I would be the great supporter to my husband and all of my kids and their friends would love to come and hang out at our house and with me and daddy.
Well, you know, life happens and turns into so many different pictures. As of now, we don't own a home, we rent an adorable basement apartment. It doesn't have a white (or any other color) picket fence, but it does have a wrought-iron black fence/guardrail that is next to our stairs.
I haven't conquered the world. Yet.
I have however, overcome obstacles, laughed in the face of danger (name that movie!), explored different avenues of education, moved across the country and back, started a small business, learned to design websites, learned (and am continuing to learn) about different aspects of programming- thanks to my illustrious husband!! I'm married! I'm learning to balance school, work, and being married and also cook dinner. We don't have kids yet, but they probably won't always love to hang out at our house and one day I'm going to be told that I'm "so old-fashioned".... Just like I told my parents when I was that age.
Sometimes I burn dinner.
Other times I almost set fire to our microwave or stove. Every once in a while I get grumpy and lose my temper because I'm tired, stressed, frustrated or very confused about something. Other moments have found me laughing and just sitting in adoration of my husband, my life, the goodness around me and the funny moments that always seem to pop up. Sometimes I slip on ice and end up getting all wet. Most days, I need (or just really want) a nap.
But then I realize all of my blessings that come and pour upon my head and my family every day, every moment. Especially all the little ones that I take for granted. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and my family, I know that He is always watching out for us and that He's guiding our lives the way they need to go.
I may not have a picture perfect house with a white picket fence. But you know what?
I have a beautiful life.
Enjoy the Sunshine!
at 3:29 PM