I had the privilege of writing my first guest post for a fellow blogger. The Rosevine Cottage Girls were doing a series on how to trust and follow God when your dreams are changed or taken away. I immediately thought of our dreams for a large family. The path God has taken us down looks nothing like the dream I had for years. It was (and is) a challenge to trust God with the new dreams He is bringing to us.
So here are a few thoughts from me about what to do when God changes your dream.
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December 22, 2011. I put on the most beautiful white gown and walked down the aisle to say “I do” to the man of my dreams. We were so happy that day. So insanely happy.
Since before we were married, my husband and I had thought that we would like about six children. We agreed that we would take it one child at a time, making sure that we were doing a good job parenting as unto the Lord before adding another child. But we thought the end result would probably be us having about six children.
After marriage, we moved into a 250 square foot apartment. It was tiny, but cozy and perfect for our first love nest. A baby would make it tight, but we knew we could do it for a few months until we moved out.
The months started to pass. We weren’t preventing pregnancy, so every month made me a bit more confused and discouraged as another negative pregnancy test greeted me.
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