Monday, December 6, 2010

When I grow up...

I've been thinking a bit recently about what I want to be when I grow up.  Okay, so I'm 32, but... well, I have 2 young children and lots of time between now and when I'm a REAL grown up... I think I've decided that I'll be a real grown up when my kids are grown-ups... or at least once they go off to college.  For now I feel like I'm about 25 and in the prime of life.  Life is an adventure, and I hope it will be even when I'm a REAL grown up.  Anyway, these are some of the things I have been thinking about.

When I grow up, I want to be:
Active, but not so busy that I don't have time for my friends and family.
Financially Secure, but not so secure that I forget what it is like to be afraid I'm going to lose it all.
Involved in church and community, but not afraid to say no.
Generous to a fault
Healthy and able to chase after my grandchildren
A Grandma!  Oh yeah, several times... I have a few years to wait still.
Wise, an ear to share with, a silent mouth when it needs to be, a wise word when it needs spoken.
Servant to many
Able to sew like no one's business, to fix a dress or doll, to make a curtain or rug, or a whatchacall
Faithful, first to God, then Family, then my extended family/friends.

That's just a start, there are so many more things I want to be.  I've got a lot of work to get there, but I also have time to do it! Praise Jesus!


  1. I'm PRETTY sure you can't sew a whatchacall. :)

  2. I can if it's made of felt or something like that.