When I was younger, I never imagined what my life would be like. Some people have it all planned out; the romantic courtship, fairytale wedding, 2.5 children, retirement in Florida. Nope, not me. I just lived day to day. Still do. Now, that I'm getting older, so much older, I long for those carefree days. Sounds like an 80's song, doesn't it? So, I've a few things on my Wish List. Some I can make happen, others I have no control over. But, it is fun to imagine.
*Go to a South Pacific island, alone with my husband, for at least a week.
*Ride in a Hot Air Balloon.
*Take Jack to Hawaii.
*See the word "orphan" become non-existent.
*Lose 20 pounds.
*Re-live my children's birth days. (Even the ones that passed away.)
*Watch Seth parent a son who is just like him. (You have to know him to understand this one.)
*Go to a South Pacific Island, alone with my husband, for at least 10 days.
*See Joy master tying her shoes.
*Live in a foreign country with all my children for at least 6 months.
*Watch Jordan marry a man who believes she is the best thing since sliced bread.
*Hike part of the Appalachian Trail.
*See Eva become a lawyer. (She has an answer for everything.)
*Listen to Ivy play classical piano, once she masters it.
*Read a whole novel, within a week. (I haven't done that since 2003 when I read The Count of Monte Cristo when Mike was out of town for 3 days. I didn't feed or bathe the children during that time. I just read the book, and Mike had no idea I neglected his offspring.)
*Work in an African orphanage.
*Re-live my childhood.
*Go camping with the whole family. (Not on Mike's to-do list)
*Have one more day with my dad.
*See all my children serve their Savior.
*Run a marathon. (I know that will never happen because of my shins.)
*Visit the place I grew up the first 10 years of my life...Mentor, Ohio.
*Go to a South Pacific Island, alone with my husband, for at least 2 weeks.
I'm not asking for much, am I?
Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri