It might be time to dream again....



A few nights ago, I was sitting with my amazing man of a husband. While reading, I had a moment where I felt a pretty dire need to plan out everything. ( These feelings happen often.) I start to get overwhelmed if I don't have a plan. Its then when I begin to tell Ben what I would do If 'i really could.' These dreams that I share with him, and the way he responds always bring such a deep and satisfying peace to my soul. 

The conversation generally goes something like this:
" Oh Ben, do you think its possible that I could some day... {insert desire here.} "
Ben asks me a few questions about different things I've said I've wanted.
{Then my favorite part happens.}
He then says " Okay Brit, this is how its gonna happen....." He then will detail all the steps we'll take to achieve all our dreams, including even the small things like little weekend trips and baking cupcakes. 

Its moments like these where I am struck with the profound awesomeness of marriage. It reminds me of this verse:
 9 Two are better than one,
   because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
   one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
   and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
   But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
   two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Ben has been such a source of joy these past 6 months. He encourages me when i'm struggling and helps me up when I've fallen. He prays over me and helps me refine and achieve all my  hopes and dreams. Its such a joy to have him. I've accomplished more of my goals since being his wife than I had without him. Whats so incredible is the how having a friend like him helps me really even figure out what I want, and pair it with what I actually am fitted for. Its been so encouraging to have him say "Brittany you really would succeed in this." I hope everyone has a friend that can know them enough to encourage them to achieve their dreams and not let them settle with something less.

Do you have a friend like that?
Tell me, what are your biggest dreams?

1 comment :

  1. Pssh. My dream is to get an awesome internship where I get to learn all kinds of cool things about things I love. Woo!
    Also to marry radiologist Luke Echo. We'll live in a penthouse apartment with a cook named George. And we'll have Snooty Couple neighbors who throw fancy dinner parties. And... woah. Got a bit carried away. My b. That's on me.