It all started when Andy asked, “Do you think I will be a paleontologist when I grow up?” He watches a lot of the PBS show “Dinosaur Train.” I told him that he can be a paleontologist if he wants to, but he might change him mind when he gets older. He started to get upset and protested, “I don’t want to change my mind!” I started sharing with him all the things that I wanted to be when I was growing up. Several light bulbs went on in my head as I was sharing my list of all the things that what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wanted to be a teacher. I have been a teacher; A day care teacher. A Sunday School teacher. Being a mom is the toughest and yet the most rewarding teaching job EVER!
I wanted to be a Mommy. I always thought I’d have 2 kids. TWO! In case you don’t know, I have 5 kids!
I wanted to be a veterinarian. Okay, I have never actually been a vet but I did a short stint as an assistant at a local Vet’s office.
I wanted to be a pediatrician. Does the name Dr. Mom ring a bell? If years of experience count toward a PhD then I am pretty sure I can cross pediatrician off my list.
I wanted to be a missionary to runaways after going on a mission trip to Alaska and meeting teenage runaways. I used to have a full-time job working with teenage runaways.
I wanted to be a photographer. I am a photographer. Check out my photography blog for some of my latest work.
I don’t know why I had not thought of this before but I’ve done or am currently doing every single thing I ever wanted to do! It is absolutely amazing to realize that God knew all the things that I wanted to do and he made a way for me to do them. I wonder what else I will be when I grow up.
Psalm 37:4 says,
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.