Have you ever had a dream that just never left you? You always hoped it would come true, sometimes wondered in your heart of hearts if it might ever happen? But hoped none-the-less that it would? Sometimes there seemed no way it could happen, but you still clung to that stubborn hope that it would one day?
I love dreams! They push us onwards, they keep us filled with hope. Dreams are the a promise of hope. For some of us, these dreams are impossible to extinguish, even when the flame is barely visible – it’s still there, ever burning, ever so slightly but never gone.
For me, one of my lifelong dreams will God-willing come true in March 2014. I’ve bought tickets for a trip to visit a good friend in Washington DC, USA and I’m taking my 3 year old with me – it’s going to be a long flight! For me, I’ve dreamed of visiting the USA for as long as I could remember. People ask me why and I don’t have a answer. It’s just something that I’ve wanted since forever. I’m so excited some days that I can hardly contain it. Other days, I think it won’t happen. That’s the pros and cons of life long dreams that are on the cusp of becoming reality – swinging between joy and despair!
As I was writing this though, another thought kept occurring to me. How God is the author of our dreams – what a gift that is! But more than that, he is our hope, and his promises will never dwindle to a slow burning candle. They will burn bright in our hearts for eternity. What a wonderful gift is our heavenly Father and the dreams he’s placed in our hearts!
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She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women’s fiction/romance set in a small country town.
Jess is a mum of two children and married to the calmest man alive. She loves to bake and go for walks. A writer of contemporary romance, Jess write stories about the heart and where love is worth the journey.
Oh, I'm so glad you're getting to come to the US. Not because we're so awesome (although it is a pretty spiffy bit of land), but because it's your dream. Wish you were coming to this side of things – California is lovely in March!
Thanks Becky! Where in California are you? I'm very excited about visiting! 🙂