Friday, April 4, 2014

Dare to Dream

We all have dreams of what we hope our future will look like. Most of us work hard, even a lifetime to reach many of those dreams.
 When Chris and I were married and began our family, I naturally assumed we would grow old together, have grandchildren and great grandchildren.
We have always dreamed of owning a lake house. We had this dream planned before we were even married.
So, what happens when a disease, such as cancer threatens to cut short or even take away those dreams? Do you keep going for them although all the statistics and doctors tell you it's impossible?
This is a topic that comes up often with Chris and I and my doctor. At this point in time we basically decided to "downsize" our dreams. Maybe we will someday buy that lake house. For now we will rent them and still get to enjoy our family time while there.
We began traveling and have been to many places outside of America. Each place we have been to we have had wonderful adventures like kayaking with whales, zip lining, climbing mountains and riding horses in the ocean.
What about the other dreams like running more marathons, completing a triathalon, moving to a new home? Have I given up on them? Absolutely not! I still work towards them but have also accepted that they may or may not happen. i am learning to accept that reality and it is not always easy.
The most important thing is to keep dreaming and living your life reaching those milestones, no matter how big or small they may be.


Janine said...

Elayne, so true. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

Holli Moncrieff said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your struggles, Elayne, but I'm glad you haven't stopped living life to the fullest. That's really inspiring.

I think you're doing the right thing. You can never stop dreaming, just like you can never give up hope.

I'm pulling for you.


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