Dreams really do come true. Keep dreaming!
What are you celebrating today?
Two sisters I know are celebrating their birthdays, nine years apart.
Maybe it’s your birthday
Maybe it’s your wedding day or anniversary
Maybe you just got engaged
Maybe she said yes
Maybe he did
Maybe someone said ‘I love you’
Maybe you signed on the dotted line
Maybe you got your best score ever
Maybe you passed
Maybe you graduated
Maybe you were forgiven
Maybe you did the forgiving
Maybe you won something
Maybe your team won
Maybe you lost something – like those last 5 lb.
Maybe you found something that was lost
Maybe you learned how to read or swim or cook
Maybe you learned a new language
Maybe you learned to say no
Maybe you learned how to tie your shoes or ride a bike
Maybe you learned how to drive a car
Maybe you got your license
Maybe you got a new car
Maybe you paid off your mortgage or your car or your school loans
Maybe you found the perfect apartment
Maybe you bought a new house
Maybe you sold your home and your house got a family
Maybe you got great news
Maybe you were offered a job
Maybe you are just grateful to have one
Maybe you retired
Maybe the test results came back negative
Maybe a long awaited package arrived
Maybe your number got called
Maybe you got the phone call you’ve been waiting for
Maybe you made it through dinner without a phone call
Maybe you made it through dinner without any spilled milk
Maybe you found out you are expecting
Maybe you heard your unborn baby’s heartbeat for the very first time
Maybe you heard two heartbeats
Maybe you just heard ‘Mama’ or ‘Dada’
Maybe someone you know got a tooth or lost one
Maybe the adoption went through
Maybe your little someone finally slept through the night or in their own bed
Maybe you got to sleep in
Maybe you woke before the alarm
Maybe you made the bus or the train
Maybe you found a great parking spot
Maybe you got a puppy or a new pet
Maybe the deadline got extended
Maybe you got invited
Maybe you got accepted
Maybe someone came home
Maybe you made it through the day
Maybe you found your voice
Maybe you were heard
Maybe you got an answer to a prayer
Maybe you were an answer to prayer
Maybe your dream came true
Maybe your book got published
Maybe you just realized you had something to celebrate
Whatever you are celebrating today…
Blow out the candles.
Make a wish.
Capture the moment and savor it.
Throw some confetti.
There’s a chance my sister and I will be doing the same thing.
The House That Wanted a Family Book Illustration by Susan Spence Daniel