(photo credit- Scott Webb)
If I’m being honest, this list was a littler harder to make than I thought it would be.
I mean, how often do us mom’s get to think about what we want to do? Not very often. I’m 26 now so that mean so that means I have four years to get all these things done. That’s plenty of time right? I guess we will find out.
Some of these things are about doing things with my kids, which every parent wants to do of course and might seem like an easy thing to cross off. But, I put them on my bucketlist as a way of thinking positively due to Colston’s heart condition. His heart surgeries aren’t a cure, or a fix. The cold hard truth is that we don’t know how long we have with him. The surgeries prolong his life, but we don’t know for how long. They could buy us five years with him, or fifty years. We will never know when God can no longer take care of him on Earth and needs to call him home.
So my absolute number one goal is to give him the absolute best quality of life here in his temporary home.
Here’s my list in no particular order.
- Publish my novel.
- Buy property in my hometown.
- Build our dream house.
- Take the boys to Disneyland.
- Take the boys to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
- Get baptized with the boys.
- Host a bible study.
- Go skydiving.
- Visit Canada.
- Say yes to everything for a day. (This will be hard with a toddler.)
- Learn a musical instrument.
- Get my associates degree.
- Buy Justin a brand new truck.
- Do the Ancestry DNA kit so I can tell the boys their heritage as I don’t know it.
- Take a cooking class.
- Be able to run a mile.
- Grow a vegetable garden.
- Learn Italian.
- Go deep sea fishing.
- Hunt my first deer.
- Brew my own beer.
- Learn how to swim so I can swim with my kids.
- Take the kids camping.
- Take the kids on a Disney cruise.
- Beat a world record.
- Donate $25,000 to Children’s Heart Foundation.
- Learn to sew.
Start a blog.
- See a broadway play.
- Be debt free.
That last one I know is very far fetched, especially with having a child with a heart condition. We will have medical bills for the rest of our lives, but hey, I can dream right?
What’s on YOUR bucketlist?