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Thursday, July 15, 2010

What do you want to do?

This has been an emotionally draining week! Our Superintendent's son was killed Friday night in a car accident. He was only 31. that has weighed on my heart all week. My father-in-law filmed the funeral for the family since his sons are only 3 and 5 and won't have any memories of the the day. That was hard. You would have thought he was my best fried the way I was boo-hooing. It just reminds me of how precious and short our time here on earth is.

One of the things they kept saying was that he had such big plans for his family. That is where John and I find ourselves. We have such big plans but aren't making many strides in making our plans come true. We have had a long chat each night this week and we are determined to not let each day pass with being grateful and working towards making a difference in the lives of others.

Before I die, I want to be a mother! To at least 4 children. Granted who knows if any of them will be biological, but either way I will have 4 children!

Before I die, I want to go to Africa and put in a water well for a village.

Before I die, I want to know all I can about my Cherokee hertiage. I am 1/8th Cherokee and since my grandparents have passed I feel like we are losing touch with our heritage.

Before I die, I want to buy a car and give it away.

Before I die, I want to work somewhere that I feel makes a big difference in peoples' lives.

Before I die, I want to take beauty pictures for women with cancer, facial deformaities, or other ailments that would make them feel less then beatiful.

What sorts of things do you want to do before you die? I don't mean own a classic car! I mean the big, real, important stuff?

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome Amy!! I remember when I was in high school watching "A Walk to Remember" and how she had a To-Do List and I was inspired! Mine was over two pages long and I'm happy that I've been able to cross off a few, but I have so many left to accomplish!!

    I want to finish & publish a novel. I love to write, but don't have the discipline to finish a story.

    I want to have a family. And I want to be the best mom that I can. I want our children to learn about Christ through my husband and me.

    I want to change the life of even just one of my students. For the most part, my students don't really need me. I have extremely motivated, loving students. But those that "fall between the cracks," I want to see them!

    Those are just a few, but probably the most important to me right now...