A childhood friend recently told me something that hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm a very involved aunt, and I feel I need to be there for them a lot (I know I haven't shared that really). She said she thinks I'm not married yet because God wants me to be what I am to them instead of having a family of my own to be preoccupied with. It still makes me think a lot. That had never crossed my mind before.
Tara, funny you should write what your friend said ... a lady whom I think of as a 2nd mother, said the same exact thing to me this summer before I returned to Singapore for the school year. She worded it as, "God gives you a whole new batch of children each school year and each summer to care for, guide, teach, and give all your love to ......... maybe your vocation is truly as a teacher and the best auntie in the world ...." and many more wise words of wisdom that I had not thought of before either. We will just trust in the Lord ... only He knows what our future holds!