My oldest turns 7 today. So far, each birthday has been a fun celebration, but this year has me feeling awfully nostalgic. SEVEN!?!? The "little boy" season is behind us, and in front of me is a responsible, kind, helpful child. In the midst of all his birthday planning, one moment really caught my attention.
Yesterday morning, he woke up early and said, "Mom, I had a really cool dream!" I love to hear my kid’s dreams and try to interpret them so I asked him to explain it to me.
He said, “I dreamed it was my birthday and I had one big box. I could tell there were Legos inside and the box was wrapped in rainbow wrapping paper."
I was taken back for a moment. See, we got him one big gift this year- a Lego set he's wanted. So the fact that he was seeing his gift wrapped ahead of time was spot on. The part of the dream that didn't mirror reality was the rainbow wrapping paper, so I knew that God was highlighting something with that wrapping paper.
"Rainbows are a sign of God's promises; remember Noah's ark and the rainbow after the flood?" I asked.
“Yeah, that’s pretty cool…” he said.
I told him that I felt like God was saying this year would be a year of unwrapping more of God’s promises in his life and that the first one just might be prophetic visions.
This experience really gave me a fresh dose of perspective. In the midst of swimming through laundry, dishes, and lessons, God was revealing love, purpose, and destiny in his life and reminding me to invest in my kid’s future, not merely the present.
is a writer & tired homeschooling mom of five.