Photo *Heart* Fridays – Dream

Phf 2K’s first art project from art class

“I don’t want to be a poor artist!” K exclaimed after we read picture books about Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. At his impressionable age, he realized one common thread amongst these artists from the stories we read. All of them pursued their passion for art despite the lack of monetary rewards, often, their art had little value till they were advanced in age.

This was exacerbated by the comment Nana made recently that he should not be an artist when he grows up, as they are very poor and don’t make much money.

Is that the harsh reality of life? I wish things don’t happen that way in our world.

Still, I tell him that he can pursue his dreams and he should give them to God.

Our little conversation reminded me that I have dreams that have been packed away for a while. Lyrics from a old song from Yolanda Adams echoed through my mind as I reflect on these forgotten dreams,  “Keep the dream alive, don’t let it die, it’s something deep inside, keeps inspiring me to try, don’t stop and never give up, don’t ever give up on you. Sometimes, life can place a stumbling block in your way, but you’ve got to keep the faith.”

I do believe the way we can keep our dreams alive is to give them to God. It is a hard thing to do, to give our dreams and plans to God, not knowing how or when He plans to give them back to me. But God knows the deepest desires of our hearts better than anyone else.

‘Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.’ – Psalms 37:4-5


What dreams do you have that is tucked away and forgotten? What will inspire you to believe in your dream again?


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  1. Jay is also at a stage where his ambition (for now) is to be an artist. I think it is super cool that our kids have such aspirations (and for us, both hubs and I are like NON-artistic people… haha!) I always tell him he can be ANYTHING he wants to be. The sky is the limit for our kids, and they should always dream big dreams for themselves and for God :)
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    Rachel Reply:

    Indeed, as parents we should encourage our kids to have huge aspirations, and not enforce our own limitations on their dreams.