I recently had the pleasure of getting to go back and visit my childhood home. It’s been maybe a year since my last visit! So many memories came back to me as I drove down the familiar winding country road that barely fits two cars. I missed those blue and white flowers that always covers the hills every spring. And the smell of our Autumn olive tree. A lot of my childhood was spent in our woods behind our house, building forts, playing frontiersmen, foraging for edible plants, sledding down the hill and dodging the trees on the way down, and pretending to be Indians. We even made our own bows and arrows, which we always shortened the name to “Bone-arrow” (didn’t realize there was an “and” between them). lol We would shoot at the moss cover rocks and “skin” them and bring the rocks back for “food”. lol Learned how to make a pretty decent teepee too!
As I explored those woods and relived some of those memories it made me think how so many things change as you get older. There’s so many things I dreamed for myself and imagined I’d have at this point in my life. Needless to say things haven’t turned out quite the way I imagined. Do they ever? Maybe for some lucky souls. But its been fun revisiting some of these old dreams and remembering all my childish fantasies. I didn’t know then what was ahead and today I still don’t. No matter your plans the future is an unknown place waiting to be discovered with plenty of challenges and adventures. God’s the only one who knows the future and learning to trust Him for it is one of the hardest thing you can do. But also the best thing! I’ve changed a lot as I’ve grown up, but that’s something I still have to work on constantly and remind myself. Move forward and trust God, He’s got you. Some days its easy others you have to just put one foot in front of the other!
PC: Ashley Roberts
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