I have always had this dream of owning a small cabin somewhere in the mountains with lots of pine trees around it. The cabin would have big windows to watch the snow fall in the winter time and the leaves fall in the autumn. It might even overlook a lake.
Wouldn't that be nice? Having ten kids makes this a difficult dream to attain, because while most people our age are empty nesters, or close to it, we still have three kids in school, two in elementary school. It's going to be a long time before we can think about hiding away in a cabin.
And then you have the dilemma of wanting to be close enough to the older kids and grand-kids that if they needed us we could be there.
Life is full of decisions and dreams, some are easy and some aren't. You don't stop dreaming and wishing as you get older. I still remember my grandmother telling me that she loved getting presents. This surprised me because I thought surely a grandmother would be beyond caring about that. Then I came to realize we are who we are and even though our bodies age we are still twenty-one-year-olds on the inside.
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