I know it's been said over and over again but with every passing day I find it's true.
As I look back at my life there are times I wanted to
~be someone else
~live somewhere else
~do something else
How I wanted to be rich when I was younger. I wanted to live in that big house like the kids I went to school with. I wanted my parents to get a new car just like everyone else. I was a kid, it was all about fitting in.
As I got older, I wanted to meet (who am I kidding, I wanted to marry) Jon Bon Jovi, Kirk Cameron, Joey Tempest...
Then, Tim McGraw, boy, was I mad when he married Faith Hill, Why? Because I stood a chance?!?!
As years passed, I wasted my time, never went to college, never got that big career, the one I dreamed about. I remember wanting to be a teacher, I remember my imaginary class, my grade book, each of my "students" (they even had their own personalities).
Life went on, I settled for that dead end job but it paid the bills. So, I kept it.
But, along the way, you don't think about the people who cross your path. How you are in their life whether you want to be or not, whether it's your dream job or not.
You are there.
Sometimes, I look back and remember the people that had an effect on my life. I met them right there where I was and where they were. Maybe, they were friendly maybe they weren't but they all had an impact.
Had I not been there, I wouldn't have met some of the best people in my life.
Had I not been there, I wouldn't be who I am today.
Had I not been there, I wouldn't have met the man I love.
Had I not been there, I wouldn't be here.
I believe that I am right where I am meant to be. Right here with people who need me and people I need.
Not rich people
Not famous people
But real people, people with problems, people who don't have it all together, people who love me and my imperfections.
Everyone needs someone to love them
Everyone needs someone to help them through
Everyone needs someone to hold on when they want to let go
Everyone needs a shoulder to cry on
My life may have not turned out the way I planned. That big house, that new car, that fame, that job never happened but I have so much more. God has surrounded me by the people I need to be surrounded by.
And I can say without a doubt that
I know I am right where I need to be...