I wonder if God embeds a blueprint of our destiny into our hearts. Whether we dare to follow this mysterious plan is our choice. How do we know what the blueprint holds? The answer lies in what we feel passionate about doing.
This morning, I awoke from an interesting dream in which I embarked upon a quest with my future grandson. This brown-skin child had incredible endurance as we leapt off a high cliff into frigid waters below.
A citizen of the world, my grandson embraced every new adventure with wide eyes and fearless resolve.
At one point in the dream, I asked two grandparents from India to watch him while I found dry clothes for him to wear. When I returned, the grandparents had their granddaughter standing next to my grandson.
Both children smiled at me as the girl’s grandparents teased, “An arranged marriage.” The two children looked perfectly suited for each other.
I awoke and chuckled over my vivid imagination. Surely India is on my mind because my son and his girlfriend just arrived there a few days ago. I rationalized. After all, I had just read Monique’s Facebook comment the night before…
How can one not be overwhelmed with the sights, sounds, and smells of India, I had mused before bed. To be honest, India equally intrigues and terrifies me.
My heart warmed as I wrote my dream down and thought about my children and the partners they’ve chosen.
I know with certainty that my offspring possess the same genetic code that propelled me to travel to twenty-five countries and live overseas for almost eight years.
My children have dared to follow their hearts and venture into the world. They sense this mysterious embedded blueprint that drives them to leave the comforts of home and country in search of their destinies.
I smiled and choked back emotion as I contemplated their future and where they might end up living.
This morning my mother’s heart fills with admiration and appreciation for their courage and inner resolve. I don’t know what Josiah and Monique’s trip to India means for their future, but I suspect it holds a particular significance they are yet to discover.
So I’d better keep my passport updated and my traveling shoes ready. For God has imbedded His blueprint into my heart, and I suspect the time is coming when He will offer me the choice of whether or not I follow.