I sat at the computer and clicked the “fulfill items” button for one of the last times.
Such a simple, mundane task . . . but I could feel the tears welling up.
I was saying goodbye to my dream.
A dream that began soon after Lowell’s accident, while we were in the middle of huge bills and an economy crash. What little work Lowell could find to do, he did it while being in pain from his accident. Things were tight and we felt hopeless.
Then I had an idea. One small idea for a business that I could do from home. And I need to say thank you to someone very special for letting my dream become a reality.
Thank you, hon . . . for giving my dream wings. Thank you for allowing me the freedom to try something I knew absolutely nothing about – a business on the huge, world-wide web. You let me put my mother’s heart and love of children into something that could benefit others. I met so many awesome, sweet – and a few hurting – women. Women who shared my love of life.
Thank you for putting up with the hours I wanted to bang my head against a wall when dealing with the myriad of problems that come with ecommerce checkout systems and creating a fluent website. Problems that turned into a gigantic learning curve and a host of information that I thoroughly enjoyed accumulating!
You’ve been patient, you’ve given me wings . . . and I have loved the flying!
I have known this for a long time now, but let me say it again. You are the best!
I am at the point where I feel like my dream needs someone who knows more than I do about internet marketing and SEO. I’ve taken my dream as far as I can . . . while also being the wife to a wonderful man and mom to six sweet kids.
The time has come for my dream to go to school with the big kids. I’ve coddled and treasured it enough . . . it’s time to let it fly and see what God will do with it.
We have sold our little business, Kisses from Above, to a Christian couple who share the passion and vision we also had. The passion for the sanctity of life – life which begins with the Creator of life. They are also parents to sweet children, as well as fostering others and adopting one. Their love of children is abundantly clear!
This time of letting go has not come easily. We have prayed and sought God’s guidance, and believe this is best. He will be able to touch more lives by using the knowledge and passion this couple has.
And so, little dream . . . I let you go.
It’s time to grow up and spread your wings.
Go touch other lives in the way God wants you to.
It is finally time to fly.
Sometimes you never know the full potential of your dream
. . . until you let it go.