Maybe someday, I will be able to look back on the years 2014 & 2015 and point out the ways the dreams in our hearts were becoming realities…but for now, the current state of life at the Smith’s is still a bit foggy, at times bordering on a palpable state of disorientation. Today though, in the midst of the current “on-the-road-to-reality” process our dreams are traveling, the sweet, gentle whisper of my heavenly Father captured my heart…
….This post by “The Nester” stopped me in my tracks…our dreams look very similar right now…coming true…but still in the ugly, gonna-look-worse-before-it-looks-better phase! I can so relate to her fickle eyes that immediately see the “to-do” list…and dream of what it will look like…one day…for example…our shed out back will look just like this…
Someday in the future:
Currently: Can’t you just see it?? I knew you could!!
When we started down this renovation “dream”, we never could have forseen the curves, dips and gravel patches along this road. As it turned out, those obstacles were quite manageable compared to the complete detour of the last two years. We have experienced some personal setbacks in one business as well as crazy explosion in another. We have attempted to “roll with it”…with some days going much better than others…that’s the things about dreams…even the exciting is overwhelming when it is not what you had planned in your perfect little world!
A gorgeous interior design studio in our gymnasium…nope…didn’t see that coming…
Helping clients design and build their dream homes…you’re kidding, right??
As the Smith Family begins to wrap our minds and hearts around this “new” road…we eagerly anticipate this next year…which we know will have its own share of bumps and rabbit trails! But one thing is for sure…we are committed to “going big” (*) on the things that matter most to us! And being faithful in the 8ft section of “pool” (**) we have been assigned! To God be the Glory!
(*-Must read, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less)
(**-Second must read, Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living is a Fast-Moving World)