The Boy Who Had Big Dreams
My son will turn 7 this week. Can’t believe how much he has grown. Not long ago, he was small enough to lay on my shoulder as I cradled him to sleep. Now, he out runs me when we practice his soccer game. Just yesterday, I was gasping for air as we ran back and forth the field while he ran as fast as the wind, laughing and looking all so happy every time he scored.
My little boy is growing up fast and with each stage of his growth, he shares with me his “Big Dreams” year after year. Dreams that are fun, full of imagination, exciting, adventurous, so full of optimism, hope and unwavering faith. Some of this dreams are magical, that I once also believed without a doubt when I was his age. Dreams that made me smile with pure happiness. Dreams that made everything larger than life. It’s like being in another world, somewhat similar to the Disney movies I saw as a child. The same smile I see in him today and I’m grateful each day that I get to relive those moments through him.
This year my wife and I asked our son what he wants for his birthday. He replied repeatedly, “Mom, dad, I want to go to Legoland.” So, last Summer we did an advance celebration to grant his birthday wish. It was a “big,” special thing for him. It was his childhood big dream. As a parent, nothing makes me more happy than seeing him so happy and excited. Plus, me and my wife also had a great time discovering the fun world of Legos.
A Big Boy In Miniland USA
We felt like we were giants as we entered the Miniland USA. The architectural details of the cities, its buildings and attractions were amazing. Every unique details were carefully layered and glued brick by brick. It seemed unbelievable but I guess nothing is impossible when people put their hearts and imagination on the things they want to create.
It felt good to see the golden gate bridge all over again. It brought back lots of great memories.
New York seems so small and reachable. The last time I remember going there, I felt like a speck of dust among the gigantic buildings and the millions of people who were constantly on the move. Everything seems big at the “Big Apple.”
Even Vegas was within reach. It was fun remembering the places we’d been to. This time they don’t look so huge at all.
It feels good to know that we can be bigger than the things we normally consider big, intimidating, almost unreachable. It is a great to feel big. That we can do anything, be anything for as long as we work hard for it. That we can reach for the biggest, highest dream there is out there in the real world.
Thank you for sharing your day with me. I hope you enjoyed my version of this week’s photo challenge called “Big.” Knowing you are there week after week, sharing my photo challenges inspires me to reach for my “big dreams” on day at a time. I wish you all a beautiful and blessed day.
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