Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bottle Top Wisdom

Last week, I was unpacking a storage bin that I put old yearbooks from elementary and high school in as well as some other mementos from junior high/high school. In it, I found a bottle top from some kind of root beer I tried in high school (don't ask why I remember that, but I do). The inside of the top said "Your fantasy will come true." That's why I had kept it, because I thought it was such a good message or fortune and felt that if I kept it, maybe it would come true.

When I looked at the top as I was unpacking the bin, I thought about the message on it and I realized, my fantasy has already come true. My life is everything I could've ever hoped it would be. I'm married to my best friend, a man who I could not have dreamed I would have and who makes me smile and laugh everyday. I have an amazing family and friends. I have a home, a degree in something that I truly love, and, most importantly to me, I am a mom to the most wonderful creation that could exist. I get to be with him everyday and experience everything as he is experiencing it for the first time. He is perfect. Essentially, my life is perfect.

I don't want to jinx myself, but things are great. Sure, I have days when I am sad, days when things go wrong and I feel unhappy. But the overall story of my life is wonderful. I am lucky and so blessed by God to call this my life.

I'm really glad I kept that bottle cap in the hopes that my fantasy would come true. Because it did and it does, everyday.


Bethany said...

What a wonderful post! And I love the new blog design! Things seem to have worked out so beautifully for you and Tim and your adorable family.

Seth and Lacey mase said...

This post is wonderful, Lauren! (And I love the new layout!!)