Protecting the Dream

You have a vision – a dream.  Maybe it is a dream of where you want to take your business  – or your finances – or your family – your faith.  Maybe you have waited for weeks, months – even years – for it to come to actually be “born”.   And then it does!  The dream is born!   What then?  P’ROTECT IT!

The Farmer and I have a new granddaughter, Josey Elizabeth Lee, born on March 17, 2011.  Josey is our 16th grandchild so this is definitely NOT our first rodeo!  Josey was the “dream” of my daughter, her husband, and older brother Jason, for many months! 

The baby room was planned, the baby shower was great, all in the expectation of the “dream” of baby Josey!

Then Josey decided to arrive 3 weeks early!  Josey was moved to an neonatal intensive care unit in another hospital and my daughter was NOT happy.  She insisted on being discharged early so she could be with her baby – she was intent on PROTECTING her “dream”!  

Just before Josey was born, the Farmer moved some cows and calves from one pasture to another.  One of the cows he moved was extremely agitated (mad cow!)breaking through every fence.  It took a while, but he realized that he had moved her but not her calf!  Boy, was she mad!   He took her BACK to the original pasture and she went straight to the calf.  She was protecting her DREAM!  Do not get in her way! 

In much the same way, we have dreams that when first born are fragile and need protection.  A few thoughts I have for today on newborn dreams:

#1 – Delivery may be hard but worth it all!

#2 – The dream will probably need extra attention in the first few days and months of delivery.

#3 – Sometimes you have to get help to protect the dream.

#4 – It’s YOUR dream – Do your part and PROTECT IT!  There is always someone or something  trying to steal your dream.  The “naysayers” who say it can’t be done, it won’t happen, it’s too hard, it’s not worth it.  Ignore them – the dream is worth it!

Oh, and the “dream”, Baby Josey?    Well, because of the extra attention and protection she received, she came home yesterday. 

 Even though the family had been told it would be 2 weeks – she came home in less than one week!  Below is a picture of the Farmer’s Father (Josey’s GREAT grand father holding her!) Thanks to all of you who prayed for the dream. 

REMEMBER – Protect the dream.

4 Responses to “Protecting the Dream”

  1. 1 Bliss Sawyer March 25, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Great job on the blog and so happy that baby Josey is home and doing well!!

  2. 2 Cindy Leger March 25, 2011 at 9:42 am

    THANK GOD FOR ANSWERED PRAYERS…I am so glad baby Josey is home. Thank you Louise for sharing with us how to “Protect our Dreams.”

  3. 3 Cindy Porterfield March 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

    What a beautiful blessing…….Welcome to Josey….

  4. 4 Pat Ulmet March 26, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Your comments are so true! Josey Beth was a dream worth planning for…worth fighting for…worth waiting for. So are the dreams of our lives when the Lord is involved. When He puts the dream in our hearts, it’s definitely worth the journey. Welcome to the world Josey! You are loved!

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