Hey Kid: Take Notice

Several years ago, Chief and I traveled to Portland, Oregon for a business convention.  While we were there we rented a car and drove through the state to Tillamook to visit some friends.  While we thought the area was beautiful at the time, there is no way we could even begin to imagine the significance it would have in our lives.  We drive that same route every time we visit Steel at school.  We drive through Portland, past the hospital that saved his leg and repaired it months later.  We go through the town where we lodge on our visits, and very near Forest Grove, here he goes to school. Who would have known?

I've been thinking about this a lot lately.  I used to walk through the neighborhood where I now live and wonder what it would be like to have a house there.  And of course, for me, the biggest reality check of all is realizing I'm married to a guy I had a massive crush on in high school.  I used to day-dream about what it would be like and here we are... 26 years later.  And it's better than we could have ever imagined.

Take notice of your life, where you are now.  We are in a consistent state of change and nothing will be the same tomorrow... or years from now.  People, places, things that seem insignificant to you now, may become very important to you in the future.  Don't dismiss your wishes and dreams.  Our thoughts are more powerful than we could imagine. Allow God work within you, and he will not ignore what is in your heart.