I was the fanciful girl who always thought "the road less traveled" held the most promise.
What wild discovery,
what fanciful so-journers,
what brand new surprised
would be unearthed just around the bend?
And all the while, I planned and dreamed of the way I wanted my life to be, different from being the little missionary girl, of course. I longed for American soil, family down the street, and a boy who would love me til the day I died. I dreamed of friendship where you never had to say goodbye and babies that would call me Momma.
So while my fanciful heart thrilled with the potential of the bend in the road, the practical lover of every day life laid out a path before her, clear and true.
But something happened.
The logical, no-nonsense planner got her schedule knocked around a lot.
And she moaned and lamented the "way life should be."
But it's funny, really, because somehow the Anne Shirley lover of whimsy won out.
And while the hurts and disappointments are real and keen to a sensitive soul such as mine, I simply cannot help but lift the corners of my mouth with a smirk of knowing and gaze up at the sky in amazement of the One who knows me better than I know myself.
The One who gave a little missionary dreamer girl a life filled with footpaths of unchartered discoveries.
Thankful for my friend, Lisa-Jo,
who dreamed up this Five Minute Friday thing
and somehow gave birth to this beautiful community
of brave, artistic souls who breathe life
into unedited, unrestricted words in just 5 minutes.
I am thrilled, delighted, honored, overjoyed
to be one part of this space.
It is so special to me!