My dad took his dream to the dump today.

Now she is at the dump.

But no one ever tells us that it’s okay to give them up.

Dreams have a life of their own. They don’t always play out the way we want them to. Sometimes they don’t play out at all. And while we are constantly reminded about how laudable it is to work and sweat and strain and strive to make them come true, it is a reality that sometimes the journey of the chase changes a dream. One day we suddenly find that we are no longer the heroic pursuer of a lofty goal but instead a shrinking soul fleeing a looming, unrecognizable beast.

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Author of Marley Eats His Vegetables and Reading Toward Success: Tried-and-True Reading Practices for Raising Successful Kids. Creator of CreatingAFoodie.com

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Rachael Reiton

Rachael Reiton

Author of Marley Eats His Vegetables and Reading Toward Success: Tried-and-True Reading Practices for Raising Successful Kids. Creator of CreatingAFoodie.com