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Matthew and I like to dream about things together when we spend time one-on-one. (I daydream all the livelong day, but that’s just how I’m wired). There is one dream that we’ve batted around since our oldest was in diapers and our younger two were but a twinkle in Matthew’s eye. It was never a good time, it wouldn’t work, but the dream keeps reappearing.

The kids now all share that same dream and we think that it could work, finally. We do what we do every time a big life decision comes up: We pray about it, we start taking steps, and if doors close then we know that it’s probably not the best path for us. (Sometimes I would like to PRY THOSE DOORS OPEN but that’s not how life works.)(I’m not always happy about it either.) So we’re taking steps, and being surprised at the positives, and think that this dream may really, truly become a reality.

It may very well not, but we both believe that a closed door only means that there’s another door about to open around the corner.

Either way, dreams are being dreamed about and steps are being taken and if this particular dream isn’t realized, a similar one will be. I know it.

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  1. Kami January 24, 2013 11:02 am edit

    That’s so exciting! I hope your dream comes true and cannot wait to hear all about it :)

  2. angella January 24, 2013 4:17 pm edit


  3. Jen Wilson January 24, 2013 11:15 am edit


    Dreaming is good!! Noah is a dreamer, I am a dream-killing realist. I need to be more of a dreamer.

  4. angella January 24, 2013 4:17 pm edit

    Matthew is usually the dream-killing realist, so this is what makes me think it’s finally time. ;)

  5. Amanda Brown January 24, 2013 12:43 pm edit

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! (That’s an excited squeal, for the record.)

  6. angella January 24, 2013 4:20 pm edit

    See you in 40 minutes!

  7. Laura Radniecki January 24, 2013 1:26 pm edit

    Hahaha, you, my friend, should write a book! You sure know how to keep us on the edge of our seats and leave us hanging! :)

    I too dream all day long, and have some lofty dreams. My #1 dream right now is to be a snowbird asap. Meaning we live in Minnesota in the spring/summer/fall, and winter in Florida or some equally warm and glorious place. The hard part is making life align with that goal…

    I can’t wait to hear what your big dream is! Cheering you on from below-zero Minnesota!

  8. angella January 24, 2013 4:21 pm edit

    We used to share the same dream … and it’s now done a 180.

    (I’m horrible. I just can’t say anything yet. Sorry.) :)

  9. Karmyn January 24, 2013 2:34 pm edit

    this post should have been titled “the post wherein I leave you all hanging…”
    Can’t wait to hear about it!!

  10. angella January 24, 2013 4:22 pm edit

    I know this is such a tease, but I can’t say anything yet and it’s ALL I’M THINKING ABOUT. :)

  11. sizzle January 24, 2013 4:55 pm edit

    I hope it happens for all of you! Can’t wait to hear about it when it does. :-)

  12. angella January 27, 2013 9:38 pm edit

    I’ll write about it soon. It’s on hold … for now.

  13. Mel Gallagher January 24, 2013 7:15 pm edit

    Well I have no idea what your dream is (got an idea or two) but no matter what it is I hope it all falls into place for you all :)

  14. angella January 27, 2013 9:39 pm edit

    I should really call you, little sister. :)

  15. Hillary January 24, 2013 7:25 pm edit

    Very exciting indeed :)
    I hope all your dreams come true, lady. You deserve every happiness.

  16. angella January 27, 2013 9:39 pm edit

    As do you. :)

  17. Father Muskrat January 25, 2013 8:10 pm edit

    Hoping for y’all!

  18. angella January 27, 2013 9:39 pm edit

    Thank you!

  19. Adele January 26, 2013 12:41 am edit

    We do exactly the same thing, pray and go for it and if the doors are open awesome if not then it wasn’t meant to be I hope you have peace with whatever happens

  20. Angela January 26, 2013 2:32 am edit

    Adoption??? Or maybe just cuz that’s our current family “dream” and what’s on our minds!

  21. Hope January 27, 2013 8:36 pm edit

    I was thinking adoption too right away… oh curious us!

  22. angella January 27, 2013 9:40 pm edit

    That’s also a dream, but just not this one. :)

  23. Hope January 27, 2013 8:35 pm edit

    Exciting!! Exciting times! Since you seem to have had this particular dream for a long time I hope God will open the door wide for you guys!! Enjoy the journey!!

  24. angella January 27, 2013 9:41 pm edit

    Thank you! It’s now on hold, but it will happen. We know it. :)

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