Addie: do your girls have any plans for the future? After yall move to Cambodia, is that where they plan (at least for now?) to spend the rest of their lives, or do you ever see any part of your family coming back to the states? What about you and Gabe – do you think you will stay over there forever? I know you really cant plan your future like that, just was wondering if yall were thinking about that at all.
Thank you for your question, and I will try to answer it the best I can.
At the age of 13 I have not yet “planned” out my future. Who knows where I will go after Cambodia, hey there may never be an after Cambodia. We may stay there for the rest of our lives, some of us kids may stay there, some of us may not?
Sure I have hopes, dreams, and desires for my life, don’t we all? Yet I have learned that none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow.
I will share some of my ideas and plans for the future, God could change some or all of it who knows. So this will just be a rough draft.
I want to travel the world, live an adventurous life, be a third culture kid, learn 1 or 4 more languages, eat a few tarantulas, taste test some snakes, you know just the norm. I can’t really picture a life back here in America. If living here in America is God’s plan for me I guess I owe it to him, but I would never say that that was my original plan.
There are a couple role models in my life. One of them is Katie Davis, the girl who left her American Dream, nice car, cute boyfriend, big house to go be a missionary in Uganda, living day by day and adopting 14 precious girls and leading them to Jesus.
And also our friends Panha and Veasna, ministering to street kids in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, giving the kids a new hope, dream, and a brighter future through Jesus.
I admire these people and many more, I would love to be somewhat like them when I grow up and even now.
I want to live a good life story that plays a part in God’s big story. And now without school and such it is easier for us to live our dreams, not the American dream, but God’s dream.
Thanks for listening Addie, I hope that somewhat answered your question. And also what are your hopes and dreams for your future?
Proud Mama here. Livi (13) did this all on her own with no prompting–or editing–from her mom. Thanks for sharing, sweet girl! I would love for any/all of you to answer the question she posed to Addie:
What are your hopes and dreams for your future (or for your kids’ future)?