Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Late at night when the kids are asleep I start to dream about what our life will be like when the kids have lives of their own...
Will we have house in Cape May? I've always loved the shore...
Will I own my own card shop and Boyd's Bears? Will John and I have our own Bed & Breakfast and host lots of important people? I can picture myself in an apron sharing tea with ritzy folks and listening to their wild adventures. John is of course fixing something or researching something on the computer, on a ladder cleaning the gutters, or out for a long jog on the beach.
Will the kids become doctors or lawyers, school teachers or missionaries to far off places? Where will they study, at Harvard, Princeton, Community College...go straight to working or serving?
There will be lots of sunrises, and sunsets, and plenty of walks on the boardwalk. John will take me to the best restaurants, and I will spend my day in the card shop, and on the weekends at the bed and breakfast, and at night on the veranda with John with homemade sun tea and a good book. I'll still be writing my letters to friends and sending care packages to my kids, or grand-babies :)...
We will travel during the winter months to places like London, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Paris, Israel, and Egypt. We will see the sights, the pyramids, the Eiffel tower, artwork, paintings...and taste fine wines and delectable chocolates. We will have chocolate danishes and cappuccinos. And we will be able to have a whole conversation without being interrupted or having to change a diaper. We will eat when we are hungry, and sleep when we are tired. We will enjoy naps again! Oh, John remember how we used to love to nap on the weekends? I miss our nap after church on Sundays and our strolls in the park or museums.
Right now the days are long...but the years are short. And soon it will just be me and John again, and I can't wait for those days!!! It makes me think of a song by Selena...Late at night when all the world is sleeping, I stay up and think of you...and I wish on star, that somewhere you are thinking of me too, cause I'm dreaming of you tonight, til tomorrow I'll be holding you tight!
Oh, I love dreaming about the future!
Posted by Kristi McInerney at 3:00 AM|