Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Saturday, September 03, 2011

A dream come true

What keeps you from following your dreams?

I can tell you that I have this crazy dream of reopening the Belle Isle Aquarium. Sounds insane doesn’t it? Why would anyone want to do such a thing?

I guess growing up in Detroit makes me love the city. Because I’m old I’ve seen some fabulous things in the city. I’ve been to Belle Isle more times than I can even count and one day I will run all the way around the island, not with this stupid boot on my foot, but someday. I’ve taken Girl Scouts to the Island as a field trip, and they pictures of the city as the back drop to the fun day. Doisen Museum, the conservatory, and thankful to have taken them to the Aquarium. If you’re thinking that it was as big as the Shedd aquarium, it won't be, but it will also be AFFORDABLE for families. It was small but homey. It’s greenish yellow tiles were beautiful and inviting! The tiles on the walls, the fish from the river and little facts about them.

So this is my dream, to reopen it. I’ve got many dreams, one to own a bakery/soup place. Maybe I open the aquarium and have the bakery as a place where people can come eat. I could tell you all the reasons why that wouldn’t succeed. But I won’t think about them.

Cupcakes and Soup, birthdays and friends. Prayers and Praises all after a day of fun on Belle Isle. What if kids had their birthday parties there?

So thinking… what will it take? A lot.
A lot of work, a lot of money. But I don't have to do it by myself!

I’ve never been afraid of hard work. I know that God provides. If this dream is meant to be a dream come true, He will make it happen. I need to be faithful in small things…

I’ve had a ton of people whisper not so sweet nothings in my life which makes me believe that I could not pull this off, but I’ve got one BIG GOD that tells me every day that I am something, that all by myself I can’t do much (if anything) but with Him I can do ALL things. (Phil 4:13)

So I am starting to really think about this. If it’s possible. What needs to be done. And praying about how to do it. Crazy…   The best part, I don't have to do it alone!

If you don’t have a dream, you can’t have a dream come true!


“This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.” Isaiah 48:17 NLT

1 comment:

Mrs. Mac said...

That's an amazing photo of the aquarium. You have a voice with a megaphone .. and God is always using you. Go for your dreams Margie!

God allowed me to have my dreams fulfilled .. and he isn't finished yet!