8. You Have Permission to Let That Go

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This is the story about taking apart a vegetable garden to make place for a parking lot.

Does that sound crazy? It looked crazy. It felt crazy. But this is the story about being brave enough to break down what you thought you wanted in order to make room for what you believe you need.

This is about being willing to pull up old dreams in order to make space for new ones. Because growth takes room and always before it looks better it looks much, much worse.

No matter what stage you are en route to new dreams, we hope you'll stop today and join us as we watch Christie's biggest dream be brought down all the way to the ground, white picket fence posts uprooted and nails removed one by one.

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  1. Patricia S Ivie on October 31, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Oh thank you! What a rich discussion today! I appreciate your format, and openness. And I’m trying to move into a new endeavor to see what might develop.

  2. Sarah on November 1, 2018 at 4:08 am

    Thank you for all the discussions so far, but especially for today’s discussion about how sometimes the end of something doesn’t mean you were wrong in the first place, sometimes it is about the growth and the learning along the way. Today I needed too the frank discussion on the difficulties of mothering. I survived the first year, the terrible twos, the transition to school and so much more, but am struggling with the teenage years. Thank you for expressing what I never could about the sacrifices required. Thank you for reminding me to keep my eyes on God through these days. Keep up the amazing work.

  3. Jules on December 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I always dreamed of being a mother and I loved the first 6 weeks (after the stitches healed….)! However, I have many infertility problems – have 1 who died at 18 weeks & I never saw and twin boys who only lived about an hour while we held them waiting in heaven already, and 2 we raised to adulthood. So on their birthdays all the memories of that day and the pregnancy come flooding back to me!) But I still agree with you, that the birthday is more for the mother than the child!! I like your idea of giving gifts to your MIL on your husband’s birthday. ❤️