March 4, 2009

What do you want to be???

It's fun to go back and see what my aspirations were as a small child. It tells a lot about what kind of a kid I was. I remember, and it's recorded, that at age 5 I wanted to be a veterinarian. I loved animals, ALL animals, but mainly cats. I have always been a cat person.

What happened to that dream? Some people keep the same dream from a young age until they graduate college- those are the lucky people. They have a strong calling into a profession.... but things change. My favorite pet died of feline leukemia. She was put to sleep by a veterinarian, and that dream died along with her. I knew I could never put another child's pet to sleep.

I had other aspirations over my elementary years, from being an astronaut, to being a cowgirl (not kidding?!?!!?). Never ONCE did I think I would get married and have children. I never babysat, or had an interest in being domestic!

How times change!

Now I see my kids having aspirations, and I wonder if they will be the kind that has a lifelong calling...or if God will change & mold their dreams. Reagan says that she wants to be a Chef (she tells me that she wants to make beautiful food like Mommy....HOW SWEET IS THAT?!?!?). Ethan, who I swear shares a soul with me, wants to be.......a "Kitty doctor". :)

Life is so good, and my prayer for today is that God will be the potter of their lives. I pray that I never impress my own aspirations onto my children. I pray that God would mold them into what ever His plan entails for their lives, and I pray that they will listen to His calling. I NEVER imagined that I would be a wife, let alone a mother of 5, but when you are walking on His path life is pure bliss!

Thanks for walking with me! What were your childhood aspirations?



Precious! I love to hear what my children say they want to be when they grow up. :)

As for me, I wanted to be a nurse, a teacher and a mommy. I'm a mommy to 5 children and I'm their teacher and nurse too. I may never have gone to school to be a teacher or a nurse, but with my calling as a mommy, I have had so many other "jobs" as well.


Thank you for sharing!
I wanted to be a vetinarian as well when I was growing up. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be on some days, but I love being a wife and mother!

Lynnette Kraft

Hi Christa. I'm with you - I never thought about being a momma. I never babysat or helped take care of little ones. I wanted to be a singer when I was very young - a nutritionist/health advisor when I was older. Nine children later, I wonder how my life could have been anything else!:) Now I sing to my children and continue to learn about health and nutrition and teach it to my children - but my heart is to just be a wife and mommy. :)

I loved your post. And you're right - the most important thing is that our children let God make them who he wants them to be! There's true fulfillment in that!



I love your post! I too hope that my girls always go for their dreams and that I never impress my own aspirations on them. I just want them to be what God has made them to be!

I wanted to be a vet when I was little too, a ballerina, and a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader! LOL!!
When I got older, although I did really well in school, I just didn't care much what I became. I just wanted to be a Mom and have a family. I never babysat either, so it was definitely a learning process and if I hadn't gotten pregnant that first time as a surprise, I'm not sure how long it would've taken me to "plan" it, because I love to plan!! I did graduate from college, but my dreams came true when I was able to quit working and stay home with my girls. It's like I went around the world and back and ended up exactly right where I wanted to be!


So sweet!

Don't laugh but when I was little I wanted to work at Subway. That was the goal I made for myself?! Thankfully, that dream changed. I can only imagine what my parents were thinking when I told them that.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace

Isn't it amazing how the Potter shapes and molds our dreams and the path of our lives? This was such a sweet post and what a beautiful thing to pray...that He would be the Potter shaping our lives and the lives of our children! God is so good and gives good gifts to His like motherhood!


You must be one busy momma with triplets plus two more kiddos!

This was a cute story of your aspirations growing up.

I always wanted to be a wife and mommy. But I never gave much thought to becoming a grandma, and it is sooo much fun!

God is good with all the joys He gives us in life.

I am glad you are enjoying your role as wife and mommy.

God's continued blessings!


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