We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It’s just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn’t have expected. ~ Ben Okri
I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream. ~ Andrew Wiles
I LOVE the quote above from Ben Okri – it is so true. Our childhood dreams often are fulfilled in ways we do not expect. I have enjoyed watching my own life unfold and having the opportunity to see my childhood dreams manifest themselves in ways I never thought possible. I dreamed of a loving family, but never expected the family I have now – who are a gift to me. I dreamed of adopting children, but never expected that my children would come from two different countries, that one would be adopted at age 5, and that both would bring so much joy and richness to my life.
Today, 108 days ’til 40, I am so happy that my childhood dreams were not fulfilled as I had envisioned back then but have found myself on a different path full of wonderful surprises and blessings.