DREAMTELLING: A WISH I WOULD HOLD ON TO FOR THE LONGEST TIME
Do you still remember what you wished for when you were a child? I do. Thanks to my parents and all our family gatherings I am happy to hear stories about my childhood and all the fun times together with my cousins. I don’t even remember saying these words but one of my biggest wishes was to have a giraffe as a pet. When I was in kinder garden I was telling my parents that my dream job was becoming a baby sitter. Sitting here at the age of 26 I can only laugh about all these things I wished for when I was little. Now I don’t even like cats and I can only handle the kids in my family. But then I was really thinking about THE one wish I had when I was a child. A wish that was actually never fulfilled. A dream that was not meant to be reality. At least I thought so. But then…it happened. Well, kind of.
SOMETIMES DREAMS DO NOT BECOME REALITY
and some wishes do come true and without you even realizing it. If you made it until this part of the post don’t worry. I will clarify all the confusion I might cause at the moment. There was one wish that I would hold on to. As a kid I had a wish that wasn’t easy to fulfill. I was always wishing for a sibling. Me as a only child, …I would always ask for a little brother or sister. Years went by and it never happened. But just one day,… out of a sudden I wasn’t feeling this emptiness anymore. It felt like someone actually made this wish come true. And yes, I am still a only child. But through the years I got older still wishing for someone to play with, to laugh with. I got older. I got wiser. I communicated differently. And so did my cousins. We spent way more time together even if we liked it or not. We went on vacation together and I had to share toys, moments of laughter with them. These moments also came along with a lot of jealousy. I felt all those things a child with siblings would feel. Out of a sudden I realized I’ve never been the only child. I have one really big family and I grew up with more siblings than a single member of the Kelly Family haha.
I AM LUCKY ENOUGH
Yes, I can call myself lucky that my wish did come true in a way I wasn’t expecting it. The last years I was lucky enough to have more than one sibling in my life, going through my ups and downs with me, celebrating my milestones with me. I was lucky enough to be part of their milestones, sharing special moments like the birth of their children and standing there during their weddings. And I can’t wait to be part of seeing their kids growing up living their wishes and try to make their wishes come true.
THE POWER OF A WISH
I couldn’t imagine not trying my best to do everything in my power when it comes to my beloved ones. Imagine having someone in your circle dealing with sickness no matter which age. But sometimes I feel I owe children the right to make their experiences in life and living their dreams like I did. And I’m not even done with making my experiences. I want children to realize what their biggest wishes and dreams in life are. I want them to realize how wishes can turn out to be the most important lessons in life. Whether it be in a positive or negative way. For me wishes are the key to get on the right path in life. Wishes are something that are the base for the structure of life. The foundation of a wonderful painting at moments when you still don’t know how it turns out.
THE WHITE HORSE
This is why this campaign of Make A Wish Foundation is so important to me. I want to be part of this and make you realize how strong the power of a wish can be. This simple but beautiful video is just one way to remember each and everyone of us how innocent dreams can be. It is just a reminder on how important it is to be part of realizing how important dreams can be for the future of this kids, how it can give them power because they didn’t have the choice but be strong for themselves and fight for themselves. It is only a little wish that keeps them fighting for the big dreams that are still waiting for them.
More information on: http://www.make-a-wish.at