Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I've been thinking about the future alot lately.

About what God has in store for us, where He's going to lead us, and if we're going to let Him.

I won't try to pin down the future, but if I had to guess, ten years from now, in 2020:

*We will still be living in the Middle East

*We will be fluent in Arabic

*I will have finished studying and becoming fluent in French

* We will be parents....I'm not really sure how many kids. We have the philosophy of keep going until you don't want to do it again, haha. But if I had my guess, it would be between 4 and 6 kids.

*We will have adopted. I'd like to do both international and domestic, but we'll see where and what God provides.

*I'll be homeschooling!

*We'll have traveled all over the world: Turkey, India, China, all of Europe-but especially Italy, Greece, England, France, and Denmark are topping the list.

*We will have completed 2 stateside assignments- in 2013 and 2017

*I will have finished my Masters degree

Yup, that's about it. I try not to plan too much detail, because in reality I am a planner. And I would plan out every minute of the rest of our lives if I knew it would go by the plan.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?


Courtney said...

Oh my gosh, I am such a planner too! And I think this is where I struggle most in my relationship with God because it's SO hard for me to give my plans up for His. Even though I know this His will always be better. Sounds like you have great goals!

Jessica said...

wow, you have some exciting things to look forward to in the next decade! I would like to have 4-6 children too, but I don't think luke shares in that opinion. haha...we will see I guess!

Alison said...

Hey girl! We had so much fun today!! And I LOVE your blog and how you share your heart! Precious! I love the ten year glimpse into the future! And you know I am already praying that God has adoption plans in your future! That just makes me smile! :)

Hannah said...

I have no idea where we will be in 10 years location wise. I know we'll be in the Lord's hand and have a few kids. Patrick will hopefully have his PhD by that time and we may be settling in a place we'll stay and raise our kids.

Rachel and John said...

Soudns pretty perfect! I too want 4-6 kids, to homeschool and to travel the world.

Kristin said...

Hi Brittany! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello! It's sure nice to meet you. Sounds like you have some pretty exciting things going on in your life (and planned for the future!). Hope you're enjoying your Thursday so far, and are staying cool! ~Kristin from Windy Poplars

Lauren said...

Wow...that's an amazing 10 years ahead of you. Mine is pretty standard. I see myself working in the same job--hopefully only party time & raising our 2, maybe 3 kids. Hopefully we will have moved and built our first house & also traveled some as a family & some with just the two of us! It's always exciting to look into the future!

Anne @ Sincerely, Britches said...

Wow. That's quite the list! In ten years I'm hoping for a house of our own, a baby in my arms, being a homeschooling stay-at-home-mom with a hubby who owns his own company. Living somewhere warm...and hopefully near the ocean (that last one is just thrown in for good measure...LOL)