2.12.2013

what are your dreams?


I'm a dreamer. Always have been, and probably always will be. It's just something I've always been; daydreaming, imagining, wishing, hoping. I dream of the things most girls do, I suppose, but I sometimes wonder if their dreams are as valid and important and real to them as mine are to me.

I dream of owning a horse--something I've always wished for. I dream of living on a farm, with a huge sprawling white farmhouse and a barn with a loft. I dream of traveling--to England, and France, and New Zealand. I dream of moving back East--to Ohio or West Virginia. I dream of writing a best-selling (or well-loved) novel. I dream of preforming my music somewhere. I dream of stopping abortion. I dream of falling in love. I dream of getting married one day. I dream of having children.

These things may happen, and again, they may not.

These are dreams--but they are more than that. They are a reality, to me. They're not just a vision I see in my future, I can see it before my eyes--how it will look, what I will do, who I will meet. I have many dreams. Some I have had for years, and some are being established deeper and deeper into my heart as I get older. I can't know my future, but God does, and I'll have to be content to leave these dreams, wishes and hopes in His hands.

What are your dreams, friends?
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(p.s. today is my beautiful Mum's birthday! head over here and give her some love. :))

17 comments:

  1. I like all your dreams.I dream about all sorts of things too. I want to travel all over Europe (I used to live there). I dream about having my own home (and decorating it just how I want to =D).
    Lovely pictures!

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  2. "I dream of moving back east" You've lived back east? I didn't know that, dearie! Tennessee was as far east as I ever got :-)
    I pretty much want to everything you want to do too; having kids and going to Europe, to making a farm and writing a book- although I don't want it to be a best seller. I don't want it to be well known- just well loved :-)

    I love your blog and your lists and dreams and all you write.
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  3. This is oh-so lovely Mikailah. I have many dreams too...<3

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  4. I dream about living life to its fullest... whatever that may be, just living in the moment and enjoying life. Dream big my friend.

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  5. oh, I am exactly the same, dreaming is just in my heart. I dream of traveling, becoming a photographer, falling in love and getting married, having my own little house of dreams, and I dream of creating something beautiful with my life.

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  6. that last photo... gah. makes my heart hurt.

    God is teaching me more and more to hold on very loosely to my dreams, and to dream the right things-- not crossing more items off on a bucket list, but having a heart fully devoted to Him, hands eager to serve, a head that is grounded in the Word. I suppose you could say that He's teaching me to dream of the things He has promised, rather than my own heart's desire. isn't He awesome?

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    1. He is indeed! SO good... such a loving heavenly Father--who truly cares about the desires of our hearts. :)

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  7. I dream a lot too - about a lot of those same things actually! I really want to travel to England, France, New Zealand, and Scotland -and take pictures the entire time! I also dream of getting married and having kids :) Haha I also dream a lot about meeting my favorite actors and musicians :)
    -mal

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  8. I dream sooooo much too. About love, about writing a book, about horses... so much.

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  9. Dreams... how lovely it is to contemplate all the desires of our imagination and heart, knowing that the Lord has a perfect plan for our future, and knows every longing in our souls... my dreams are hand in hand with yours... ;){And knowing me, that shouldn't surprise you! hehe} We can own large neighboring farm houses in the Virginia's, riding horses to each other's home to borrow some tea or share a story... and then plan our adventures together to lands far away.... *sigh* I'm dreaming with you.

    *hugs*
    Shannon

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  10. this. it made my heart ache. so lovely, Mikailah.
    -ali

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  11. I'm also quite a dreamer; sometimes I think I live in my dream-world too much though! One of the dreams I'm hoping to come true this year is me going to Europe.... Lovely post

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  12. I dream of too many things and yet not enough things. I dream of love, of coffee shops, of horses on beaches, on stained pieces of paper with long written notes, of working at Disney, of magic, of it all.

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  13. dreaming is a good, happy, lovely gift from God:) I love to dream.:)
    seriously. love this.
    beautiful photos<3 quick question :)
    how do you get your photos so close together?:) I keep trying to figure this out and I just can't get it!:P
    thanks:)

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  14. I loved reading your dreams, Mikailah. :) this was so interesting and really deep too.
    I have lots of dreams - my greatest dream is that I can truly lose myself in Jesus. Not just in words, but in my actions too. I dream of being able to write without the crutch of self-consciousness. Just pray and write and let it flow from my pen at His bidding without stopping and thinking, "is this good enough?" I dream of others reading and being blessed by my writings, and of supporting my family - even a little - through selling books. I dream of travelling; France, England, Germany, and Italy - but especially Australia. :) I dream of having a working farm of our little goaties. :) and I dream of maybe finding love and marrying (though, Like Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice, the more I see of the world the more I am dissatisfied with it. :) there are lots of other dreams, but all smaller than these. :)
    Thanks for this post, Mikailah!
    Love in Him;
    April

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  15. Mmm, I dream of a big sprawling farmhouse too...since I'm a 'city girl' I imagine if I do get to live on a farm later it will be really weird, but I'm sure I'll like it.
    =)
    I also dream of having several cats that my family won't be allergic too, a beagle named Puzzle, writing down some of my songs and adding words to them, winters filled with snow, and what it'll be like to be with God in heaven; to see how everything in this life fits together and just be with our maker. =)

    xx ~Jenny

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  16. thank you all, friends! all your sweet notes make my day a little brighter. :) ::hugs::

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