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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sueño, part 2

This is a continuation of Sueño, part 1.
Well, I said that I was going to be sharing my dreams. Although I hope that you can relate to having big dreams or even dreams similar to mine, I am not writing this for you. This is something I need to do for me. What I hope you will find is something inside of you - a way to recognize your own dreams and a way to share them. I believe that taking these dreams out of my heart and placing them onto this page (or post, I should say) will make me take them more seriously. And perhaps you will post your dreams on your own blog and that will help you take yourself more seriously - I don't know. If you do, I would love to read it, so let me know.

Alright, I've delayed long enough. Here they are (of course, I have tried to pick broad ideas that encompass all of my very specific ones - that would take too long!):
  • Write: Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to write. I am obsessed with words, and I love to communicate. I guess that I should also include the dream of speaking into this category, which is a recent addition to my life. I recognize that God has placed this dream on my heart and that I should pursue it. I think He wants me to use my love of words and my black-and-white personality to share Him. However, I'm scared to death of failing in this, and I am even more terrified that I won't be relevant. You see, relevance is very important to me because of my next dream---
  • Change the World: Yep, I said it. I don't know if there is a piece of everybody that wants to do this, but for me, it's a really big one. This one scares me more than the first one, because it seems impossible. I am very aware of my inadequacy.
  • Adopt: I always thought that this was an awesome idea. However, when I went on a mission trip to Brazil with my family in 2007, we met a little girl that changed my life. She was in an orphanage but not available for adoption because her parents were still alive. We all fell in love with her, and I knew from then on that I wanted to adopt (along with having my own). I am blessed to have married a man with the same dream. Here's the little girl, Grazieli... isn't she precious?

  • Missions: I spent 4 years on the mission field growing up. It changed my life, broke my heart, and gave me an incredible perspective that I am so thankful for. Even if we never do mission work in a foreign country full time, I want to be mission/outreach-minded. Whether we are in our community, our country, or abroad, I want to be living as a full-time missionary. I want our (someday-)children to have the same global-mindedness that I was allowed to cultivate. I want them to love everyone, no matter their color, culture, or religion. And I want them to know that we do everything we can to be God's hands and feet extended. We have a long way to go.
You may notice that I mentioned some of the struggles that I have with these dreams. The first struggle was admitting them to the world and to myself. However, my doubtfulness and insecurity are things that hold me back consistently. As I was thinking about this post, I realized that I could not help but include a third part. Sueño, part 3 will include where God comes into all of this, and how I am overcoming these insecurities.

What insecurities do you have about your dreams?


  1. Hi! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow!

    I look forward to reading your posts!

    Tangie (3boyzmom)

  2. Thanks Tangie! I look forward to having you read - I'm excited to look at your blog!!

  3. Gosh you sound like me..if I could change the world, move mountains I would too, I'd like to adopt a child from Korea, and I loveeeee writing. Once you've become obsessed with blogging the insecurities melt away.

    Enjoy the weekend:)

  4. These are beautiful dreams! I have many of the same ones... I am even starting to feel called to adoption, but we will see =) Thank you for sharing, I look forward to reading more!!


  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I haven't done well with keeping up on 20something blogs. So glad you found me though...it is so great to connect with Christian newlyweds...you are so right. I love this post! I am right with you on the writing part of your dream...that's why I started my blog. I feel like a weight has been lifted since God placed it on my heart to start blogging. Thanks for the inspiration to consider our dreams. God's waiting to talk it out with me....I just know He is. :) Enjoy your weekend! I'm your new follower!

  6. Lil - That is awesome that you feel called to adoption. It's something I've always wanted to do, and I think it's awesome to share the idea and the message! Thanks for reading. I'm now Google following you :)

    Cait - I am so glad that you are into writing. I am an English major and have always wanted to write. I want to blog and I think it's a great start - eventually I want to write a book. I've got lots of thoughts up there, but getting them into words is a whole different story.

    Everyone -- Come back and read Part 3 - I have something to say, and I haven't gotten there yet. I feel blessed that you guys are reading!!

  7. Sarah Ann - thanks so much for finding my blog through 20somethings. I have loved reading through yours and noticing we have a lot in common - Christian newlyweds with similar dreams! Such a cute blog...thanks for sharing!

    Erin (thehillblog.com)


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