Monday, April 2, 2012

I WAS GONNA... 


* marry a handsome guy with an accent from a far away land ... INSTEAD I married a handsome Texas born California guy who can't understand accents, but understands me .... and that makes me happy!


I WAS GONNA....
* have 4 kids, 2 boys/2 girls, name them Abigail, Gavin, Anika and Noah and they were going to be perfect and beautiful, smart and fun.... INSTEAD I have 1 beautiful little girl who is smart and fun and challenges me everyday but also teaches me something everyday and that makes me happy!


I WAS GONNA ....
* travel all over the world, England, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Japan, Belarus, Hawaii .... INSTEAD I have lived some pretty fun places and visited England twice since leaving and while I still have dreams of travelling the world what I have been able to see, makes me happy!


I WAS GONNA...
* Be a lawyer or a teacher, or an interior designer, or all 3 at once. INSTEAD I stay at home with my beautiful baby and have witnessed and have been a part of (*almost*) every single day of her life and that makes me happy! 


I WAS GONNA ...
*Be rich, have a beautiful house, with beautiful furniture, wood floors, 5 bedrooms, a craft room, a garage with every tool for my foreign husband to work on my 64 1/2 mustang convertible (in yellow) INSTEAD... we still rent, 8 years(well almost) after marriage, we still rent, a house I don't like, that isn't mine, that has gross carpet and while that doesn't make me happy - what DOES make me happy is we can afford a place to live, a place for my baby to grow up in, to run around in, to make messes in..... and all those things, make. me. happy. 


What I'm trying to say is that while my life isn't what I *thought* I wanted, it's a life that I LOVE! I'm thankful for it, I'm thankful to the LORD for it and while I know I'm not done. I have many years to still do these things that I was "GONNA DO" right now, I'm content. Right now, I'm Dela. And THAT makes me HAPPY!!! 


3 comments:

Chiemi said...

I like this post! I think a lot of people have plans that don't happen, but it's sure nice to see someone who realizes good things happen even if they didn't plan them.

Cherish said...

I love that song! Life definitely doesn't go as planned. I think it's important to just keep moving forward and being happy.

Jaime said...

Way to be mama! We are seriously blessed even if it's not what we dreamed. It's a beautiful life.