Friday, October 3, 2014

Childhood Dreams...

Sometimes, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss memories.

Recently, I received an e-mail that I enjoyed.  It wasn't a story, or anything like that.

It was a link to a song by Isla Grant entitled, Childhood Memories.  Here is a link so you can listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/__Hz-eaj3x0?rel=0.  The lyrics are below.

Childhood Memories

This night I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
This prayer I still remember
'Though it's been so many years.
If I should die before I wake
I pray The Lord my soul to take
These words would bring me comfort
And would drive away my fears

Childhood memories of happy days gone by
Of games that you and I would sometimes play
And looking back I think about what might have been
But in my heart I know it's just a childhood dream

Building castles on the sand
We ran together hand in hand
And everything we used to do together
Running laughing in the snow
Lacking those things we didn't know
But in time we grew apart from one another

Childhood memories of happy days gone by
Of games that you and I would sometimes play
And looking back I think about what might have been
But in my heart I know it's just a childhood dream

Childhood memories of happy days gone by
Of games that you and I would sometimes play
And looking back I think about what might have been
But in my heart I know it's just a childhood dream

This night I lay me down to sleep
I pray The Lord my soul to keep


Sigh...

Thinking about childhood memories is something that literally breaks my heart.

Some memories are not good.  While, others are wonderful.

When I think back, I truly just want to cry.

Life has not been what I ever dreamed it would be.  It's been very different.

But then, I never really had plans for my life.

God did.  Just as He told us, in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV), "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

In a way, it was good that I never made plans for my life.  At least, not in advance of how He led me.

For none of that would have ever happened, anyway. 

God's will is always done.  Not mine.  Not yours, either.  Only His.

No matter what, in good times or not good times, God has provided for me.  Always.

Through good times.  Through not so good times.  And, definitely through horrible times.

For this, I will always be thankful.


Until next time...

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