When I was young, I had all types of dreams. I wanted to be a television star, maybe Marie Osmond herself; I wanted to be a Sports Announcer or a Journalist. Maybe I would produce music videos for the newly created Mtv. I even graduated with a degree in Television Production and Writing, hoping to make my mark on the world in some spectacularly famous way. God had other plans.
He actually knew ME better than I knew myself. I don't have the energy level for an occupation like any of the above. Heck, I have just enough energy to get me through an ordinary day. I couldn't imagine raising four kids AND having a high-profile career. Angelina Jolie, God bless you!
What God did know about me was that, though I may lack in physical energy, I make up for in my capacity to love...so He blessed me with my four beautiful children, so that I may raise them to make THEIR mark on the world - whether it be high-profile or not. I raise them with hugs and kisses and all the love they'll accept from me. I raise them with empathy and compassion so that they may be tolerant. And I raise them to keep pushing forward and follow their dreams...because even if they end up in a different dream than they set out to venture, they will end up where they belong.
I like where I ended up...and I am so glad that the path I set for myself was overruled by the Big Man Up Above...because when I look back...there is NO WAY I would have enjoyed the high-life...not that one anyway. For me, this life filled with love and happiness is my High-Life...