3.26.2009

My dream

One day I'll graduate from college, diploma in hand...
One day I'll drive a car that has key-less entry and heated seats...
One day I'll own my own photography business and love what I do...
One day I'll have a sparkly ring on my finger...
One day I'll marry in the House of the Lord for all eternity...
One day I'll study that man's face for hours and realize how blessed I am to have him...
One day I'll bring children into the world... (not sure if I'll survive this one)
One day I won't be able to stop looking at their tiny beautiful faces, hands, and feet...
One day I'll change endless amounts of poopy diapers...
One day I'll let my children make messes and let them be kids... they aren't kids for long...
One day I'll bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch with my children. We'll make them on the semi-gooey soft side because that's how I like them...
One day we'll build a tree house in our backyard. We will spend lazy summer days dreaming up there...
One day I'll have a swing hanging from the same tree...
One day my children and I will go on adventures and I will get to relive my childhood...
One day I'll dance with my husband and children in our living room to the greatest Mo-town hits...
One day I'll have to send my children in the world and then I'll begin my constant prayer...
One day I'll try and be the best mother and wife I can be because THIS is what I want most out of my life...
One day my biggest worry in life will be the well-being of my children...
One day my children will have children and I will spoil them like crazy...
One day I'll own a beautiful home...
One day I'll paint my walls with any color I want to...
One day I'll have one wall in my house adorned with black and white photographs of the people I love...
One day I'll grow old and wrinkly... My hope is I will be able to grow old with that man...
That day I'll love him more than I did the day I married him... I will study his face... it may be aged, but I will come to the conclusion that it still is the most beautiful face I've ever seen.

In the words of Bryce Avery:
"I don't know much but I know we will be happy as a 1950s TV family... except times infinity. Just a calendar day."


One day I'll be free of the thoughts that have consumed me for the last... oh... 7 months of my life. It's just a few "calendar day(s)."

I'm enduring... It's hard as heck...
But this is my dream...

and I will live it.

Watch me.

9 comments:

Dave and Lindsey said...

i love reading about your dreams. you are such a good writer. :)

Squall said...

Watching.

Whitney said...

This is beautiful.

Beth said...

I love this.

Dawna Allred said...

I love your dreams and have some of the same...in fact a LOT of the same. You are a trooper!!

And heck yes...I am, too, watching!

lindsay kay photography said...

That is beautiful Jaleny B, I hope all of those beautiful things for you too! :)

Steve and Audrey said...

jalene i love your little self! thanks for inspiring me, that was amazing.

CaLLie.ANN said...

I have NO idea who you are, and I'm a complete stranger and have no idea how I found your blog. BUUUTTT..I'm in love with it, and your writing and your dreams.

Kenna Christensen said...

you just quoted bryce avery.

i love you.