|Posted on April 23, 2012 at 6:35 AM|
Sometimes I wonder about what our life would look like if we weren't doing overseas for missions...
Pete would continue working as an engineer for a while and I would still be making cakes and running cake workshops. Once Caya has started school, I'd love to return to teaching full time, and Pete would be a pastor of a church.
We would probably be looking to buy a bigger 4 bedroom house. Maybe even buy a plot of land out Kellyville way and build a new house there. Each kid would have a room. I would have a 'cake room' - a room where I work and display my cakes, it would be bright and sunny with white furniture. There would also be a 'consultation table' where clients come and discuss their cakes over a cuppa. I would have a collection of gorgeous cake stands. I would definitely install a double oven. Oh the dream of a double oven!! Fan forced of course!
I would set up a workshop in the garage so I can do my woodwork. I would build a sandpit and a cubbyhouse for the kids.
The kids would all go to a Christian school, not a church school, but a Christian school. The girls would take ballet lessons and Lucas would join a soccer team. They would love that! All three would be enrolled into swimming lessons.
We would have Moonbie grow old with us.
We would replace some of our 10 year old furniture as well as our analogue TV.
Is that a dream? I don't think so. As attractive as the above sounds, the above just somehow doesn't excite me the same way the thought of moving to Malawi to reach others with Christ does. Oh yes, I'm freaked out about leaving my comforts here in Australia, but I also know that God is faithful and has wonderful surprises in stored for me. I know he has far better plans for me and my family than I can ever imagine and I'm so looking forward to it. I love suprises.
When we trust God more than we trust ourselves, the future just looks so much brighter!
But sometimes I still wonder...