Tuesday, June 10, 2008

dream on!!!


(jeanne, katherine, and i~~~1998)

jeanne is one of my best friends from college. together, we used to ride home every weekend from school to see our fellas and dream aloud about our futures. we both wanted to graduate(she was going to be a doctor: i was going to be an engineer), get married to our loves, have children (she wanted a house full; i wanted at least one...), and live happily ever after...

God granted us our dreams... every single one of them!!! i got married, graduated, became a contract engineer, got pregnant, had katherine, and have lived a happy life. jeanne finished medical school, became a ob/gyn, married "danny the boy" (HA!!! jeanne's mom called him "danny the boy" to differentiate him from me, "dani the girl"... how cute is that!!!), and jeanne started her family.

first, jeanne gave birth to elizabeth...

"how many more are you going to have, jean???" i asked.
"i'd really like to have four more..." she replied
"well, you're going to have to start having them more than one at a time if you want to have them before you turn 40!!!" i laughed.

next, jeanne gave birth to max and sam... TWINS!!!
NO KIDDING!!!

"how many more are you going to have, jean???" i asked.
"i'd really like to have at least one more..." she answered.

so far i haven't mentioned the fact that right before elizabeth was born "danny the boy" started medical school himself... i cannot even fathom the juggling act they did/have done to keep it all together. but they did/have!!!

NOW... jeanne has given birth to isabella marie...
baby #4!!!

(congratulations, jeanne!!!)


jeanne's family is beautiful and happy... very happy!!!

who would have ever thought all those years ago that our dreams would have come true (not without the normal and some not-so-normal bumps and bruises, of course)???
but (for all practical purposes), they have!!!
we are so blessed, jeanne and i:D

DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE!!!
SO, DREAM ON, MY DEAR FRIENDS!!!
DREAM ON!!!


love and God's blessings,
dani xx

23 comments:

Little Sweethearts said...

It's good to have dreams, something to look forward to. I still have a few things on my wish list but somet of my dreams have already come true. The ones that were most important: be happily married & become a mom.

All other dreams that might come true are just added bonusses.

Hugs,
Tania

Little Sweethearts said...

OK, one more dream: 'be able to spell without mistakes' remains on my wish list...

'somet' should of course have been 'some'

Tania

Tabitha said...

How lovely ~ Congratulations to Jeanne on the birth of her beautiful daughter.
I have lots of dreams, some have come true ~ others (unfortunately) haven't, but I still keep dreaming.....
have a great evening.
love ~ Tabitha XXXX

Amanda said...

What a lovely story, dreams do come true! And thats a cute little baby:) Congratulations!
It's important to have a dream, it keeps me sane with the hussle and bussle of everyday life.
Take Care,
Love Amanda x

Tanya said...

Oh how beautiful... she is gorgeous!!! Congratulations to Jeanne & her family! Dreams are so good to have! So I'm going to keep on dreaming!!

Hope you are feeling better Dani!!

Take care & have a great day..

love,
Tanya xxx

Tanya said...

P.S

Dani you girls look so beautiful... Katherine is such a little doll!! so sweet! a beautiful memory!

dani said...

tania, i'm with you... i think my only REAL dream was to have a happy family and be a good mother and wife... once realized, everything else has just been icing:D
love,
dani

dani said...

that's why i say, "dream on!!!", tabitha; never stop until you realize your dreams:)
love,
dani

dani said...

isabella is a beautiful baby; isn't she, amanda!!! all of jeanne's babies are:)
love,
dani

dani said...

yes, she is, tanya... isabella makes me want to have another!!! i love that picture of us, too. jeanne's parents used to host an annual Christmas party before her mother became ill and could no longer do it. i think that may have been the last year we went. katherine was so little...
love,
dani
ps... i'm feeling better... just tired:D thank you!!!

Tanya said...

Isabella... gorgeous name!! D.. I hope you are not going stir crazy seeing as you are on complete bed rest!!!! hope you have plenty of great books to read & some good dvds to watch!!

Praying you'll be back on your feet in no time!!

Love,T xxxxx

dani said...
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dani said...

tanya, i never go stir crazy. i just go with the flow:) i am not feeling bad, hurting, or anything bad; i'm just really tired.
i am really glad katherine's on summer break because that relieves me of a lot of the things i have to do.
she has friends over a lot, and i just order them pizza and drinks. they swim or play the wii. so, that's all very easy, too.
further, i went to see my doctor, today, and my numbers are looking much better:D yea, i'm on the mend.
love,
dani
ps thank you for thinking of me when you have so much on your own mind. how sweet:)

Kellan said...

What a beatuiful post, Dani - it brought tears to my eyes - simply beautiful!!

Congratulations to your dear friend on her beautiful new baby - how sweet!

Take care - Kellan

Tanya said...

D!!! that is good news!! Oh.. of course Miss Katherine is on summer break.. & a beautiful distraction she would be! Oh I'm so pleased that things are on the up & up!!

Take care, I'll be thinking of you...

love,
T. xoxo

E and T said...

What a beautiful post Dani. To look back on your life so far and know that you are living your dreams and what a blessing to share it with Jeanne.

Isabella is just gorgeous. Congratulations to Jeanne and her family on the birth of their precious baby girl.

Like you, I feel so blessed to have fulfilled most of my dreams. What a wonderful life to live, one where you can experience first hand that dreams do come true.

Love
Elise

dani said...

thank you, kellan:D i get teary just looking at her beautiful 4th...
you take care, too!!!
love,
dani

dani said...

it is good news, tanya:D i hope that when all my bloodwork get back the level it's supposed to be that i feel like doing a little more with her. i am so ready to get in the pool, listen to the radio, and float around with her (maybe next week:).
love,
dani

dani said...

elise,
jeanne and i hardly ever get to see each other (she lives and has her practice several hours away from here), but we are kindred spirits. when we are able to get together, we just pick up right up where we stopped.
i'm so happy for her!!!
i'm so happy for you, and excited, too!!! another one of your dreams is about to be realized!!! i cannot wait to come over to "e and t adventures" and see the first photo of "blue" (but not a moment before it is time:)!!!
love,
dani

Cheri and Jesse said...

Dani, I love that post.

dani said...

thank you, cheri:D
love,
dani

PhotoChick said...

Dreams can come true...it can happen to you! Some dreams I didn't even know that I had ended up coming true. Guess the best dreams of all are the ones we get to get to experience in real life.

My congrats to Jeanne and her beautiful new baby!

Love
Amanda

dani said...

finding GOd and realizing our dreams are what this life is all about, amanda... jeanne's little isabelle is a beautiful baby:D
love,
dani