I gave up my dreams for You.
Look—see them spilling into the yard, how light their faces, easy their smiles, twinkle in their eyes! The wind chimes of their laughter rising into the air.
Aren’t they precious?
Full of life, pulsing with wonder.
Breathing in amazement and impossibility.
There is no shore that keeps them from exploring, venturing into the wide world to expand it even more.
I was proud to call them my own.
Still they walk among the earth, dew-eyed and brilliant. I watch them from afar now, smile at how they’ve grown. With twisted heart I know they’ll go to someone else, who will nurture them with care and guidance until they mature and fully embrace their calling and are released to do what they’ve been created to do.
They will belong to another who will dance joyously in their success.
No longer are they mine.
See what I have given for You?
I am like another woman, living in another time. As if those soul-birthed dreams had never existed for my life, at most, a whisper of a thought quivering on the breeze of my mind.
So do not say I have not counted the cost, to let You lead me as You do.