Friday, March 8, 2013

Big Dreams

In the quiet times ....
I think. 
A lot!
 Random thoughts, 
troubleshooting life's dilemmas, 
 and contemplating how fortunate I am. 
Recently, in doing all of the above, I was remembering back to my young self. 
A young girl 
that loved kids and babies
too young, in others minds, to be considered a baby sitter. 
 My friends were already babysitting. 
They were the older siblings of large families. 
Perhaps that fact made them more desirable. 
 I would dream of all the tools I needed.
high chairs
pack n plays
 I would use the sun room in our home to make a fun place to babysit.
 it came to me
 My young girl dreams came true! 
 I lived this dream. 
Not so much as a young girl.
 In fact,
 long after my own babies were grown.
Sparked by the need for someone to watch a new sweet baby boy.
More were added until I had a house full, 
of sweet babies!
With a yard full of toys and rooms packed with toys, 
pack n plays, 
high chairs
and some of the sweetest kids ever, 
I spent my days doing just what I had wanted many years ago.

Braeden, Mackenzi, Nathan, Toria, Alison, Tori, Hannah, Jaina, Niko, Izel, Avery, Anthony and Michael. 
Dreams do come true. 
I have been blessed!


Kayla said...

That is the best dream to live! I think you are amazing and you are the best Nana!

Laci said...

I think the ones that are blessed are the sweet babies/toddlers that got to spend their days with YOU!!

Love you mom!!

The Picketts said...

I love this :)

Amy said...

What a lovely post this is!!

Sandie said...

Made me tear up. So beautifully put! Love you Jan!