Monday, December 1, 2008

Love Dare Day 38

I have 2 really big dreams. One of them is to be foster parents. God has placed this desire in my heart for a long time now. I have just been praying for God to work on Frank's heart in the same way (or take away that desire from me!) and for His timing to be revealed. I never have been good at waiting. So I can promise you it has not been easy thus far!

Another dream of mine is to have my own horse barn. Not a big elaborate barn, just nice, clean and spacious. With something other than dirt for floors, if you know what I mean. I would love to be able to somehow one day incorporate the two dreams into one. Letting the kids, all of the kids, help me out in the barn. To teach them ALL how to ride and have them go with me on trail rides.

I wonder how many of us know what kind of dreams our spouses have.

Today's dare says ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOUR MATE WOULD WANT IF IT WAS OBTAINABLE. COMMIT THIS TO PRAYER, AND START MAPPING OUT A PLAN FOR MEETING SOME (IF NOT ALL) OF THEIR DESIRES, TO WHATEVER LEVEL YOU POSSIBLY CAN.

Well, I thought I knew what Frank's dream was. But over the last several days through some conversations we have had, I learned that his dream may have changed somewhat. I thought that I was already helping him to take steps to obtain his dream. And, I still may be, just not on the level that I thought I was.

You and I need to take the time to find out what kind of dreams our spouse has. It may not be anything that can be bought with money. It may be your time and attention. Or to go away with you, WITHOUT the kids. Love is careful to take notice of whatever those dreams may be. We should think about overwhelming our spouse with love.

10 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

So true. I love the new header and all the new pictures. Fabulous! MY kids love to take silly pictures, so we bribe them to take good ones and then we can take silly ones. IT is fun!

Amy B said...

Wow..what a great reminder. Thank you . Your are so right.....

Davisix said...

Hi Ash! I have SO missed you!!! And that new header...PERFECT! :) Can't wait to see you in TWO days...hello!!! Excited!!! {HUGS} Ang

Sandy Toes said...

I love love your header..so cute and fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's just great!
-sandy toes

mommaof4wife2r said...

what a great prayer for hubs...love it. i have had to work so hard lately on having a contrite spirit and thnkful heart with ryan travelling and being gone so much...i know, i suck!! anyway, great prayer challenge. i need that...thanks! merry sistmas to you too

Meme said...

I love your posts. It has sparked some great conversations between me and my husband. And the pictures are so fun!

CntryMomma said...

Wow, good for you. It take a special person to be a good foster parent. Although I want to adopt, I don't know if I could do the foster parent thing.

I am almost certain my husband's dream involves an automoblile. LOL

Seriously. But I will ask anyway. LOL

LORI

Aimee said...

I love your last statement.

Jennifer said...

I'm on dare 18 or 19 now...I wish I could do it daily but it seems more like every other day. You really are a great inspiration! :)

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Love the new header! Great post - makes me think...really think!:)