Friday, June 11, 2010

Dreaming of Rainbows...

Tomorrow is a big day. Our eldest son, Josh, is graduating with a degree in Respiratory Therapy.  He has been in an intense program for 18 months straight and pre-reqs before that.  He really had a time last summer, during a hectic summer term in school, he became ill and ended up needing surgery.  He had to deal with lost days at school and then going to school when he really needed to be in bed.  He did all this while working most of the time.  He was a meat-cutter with Safeway since he was 17 years old, becoming an assistant meat manager a few years later.  He was ready for a change and as soon as his wife, Jamie, finished her schooling to become an Imaging Technologist (X-Ray Tech and now CT Tech), then he started school.  He ended up getting hired as an intern student by a hospital during school doing Respiratory Therapy, so he already has experience along with his clinicals.  We are so proud of him... can you tell?? lol  I know I will cry, but that is what mothers do, right? I took a picture the other evening behind our back yard... just catching a snippet of a rainbow in the clouds.  I thought it would be an appropriate picture for this blog.  Josh is fulfilling one of his dreams by graduating college.  

What are your dreams in life?

No matter who you are or what you do...DREAM.  It is an easy thing to do... close your eyes and imagine what your life could be like if you went after your dreams.  Think about the thing you have always wanted to do or be, but were too afraid or thought you couldn't possibly do it. If you don't try, you won't succeed.  We can just let our lives drift by in a rush of days, months, years, and wonder where did the time go?  It will be another year past and nothing has changed.  Whether we decide to do something different is up to us.  The time will flow on by with or without that decision.  Will we just settle for our lives or live life to the fullest? We can do it!!  You can do it!!  What makes us any different from others that do great things?  It is in the heart and believing in yourself (ourselves).  Just remember that with God, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.  He sent a rainbow as a promise to us:

God promised that the earth and everything living on it would never again be destroyed by a flood.  I think that promise holds the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.  He is always with us and he will be with us through the storm, like he was with Josh when he was ill.  Will you let Him help you with your DREAMS?

May you have a blessed weekend full of possibilities!


Rustique Gal said...

Dear Cindy, Thanks so much for following my blog. I really love this post and will read more of them soon. Congrats to your son for his great achievements! and Congrats to you, Mom, for seeing him through with your attitude and your faith. Though I follow a different path (Buddhism) I agree 100% that we have to dream and have (or seek) the confidence to fulfill them. Otherwise what is life all about? Have a wonderful week! Hugs---Sherry

Blessings from Cindy said...

I appreciate your response to my post so much! I love your comment about "have(or seek) the confidence", because I definitely seek!! You have a fabulous week also!