Today we are going to talk about how in my life, things never really go as planned. Sounds fun, right? Let’s start off with this morning.
I had big plans of not eating a carrot cake cupcake.
There was a better plan for me to have one and truly enjoy it 🙂
Later I had big plans of eating another cupcake for lunch.
There was a better plan for me to eat the last of my Bob’s Red Mill Veggi Soup with parmesan (which I am sad about by the way…the fact that it’s the last of it that is!)
OK, so those two examples aren’t really all that great, BUT I thought I’d try to find a fun way to incorporate the little theme of my plans versus a bigger and better plan. I feel like my life has been chock-full of situations like that…
I planned on being an Olympic gymnast, a journalist, an editor, a physical therapist, a hotel big-wig, a personal trainer, a teacher, and a chef. Although I don’t know why I decided I didn’t want to be all of those things, I do know that my calling to write and to photography are stronger everyday, and my passion for both is far beyond the passion I had for all of the other things I thought I wanted to do. And y’all…that BLOWS MY MIND (in a really good way :))!
I planned on being stick-thin my entire life, rarely eating, over-exercising, and staying that way. I’m so proud and lucky to say that there are bigger and better plans for me than that…plans to be healthy, happy, and truly enjoy food and movement. There are days that I think, “Oh, if only I had the self-control to just not eat that I had when I was younger…” but there’s not a day that I act on that anymore. For that I am truly, TRULY thankful! I can’t imagine how miserable my life would be if I couldn’t enjoy food and exercise for what they are there to do!
I planned on not having children. It’s not that I didn’t like kids, I just figured I didn’t want them and there were already too many in the world anyway. I’m thankful that I now feel called, more strongly than ever, to have children and/or adopt children…I just want kids! I want to love them, nurture them, teach them, and I want to watch my husband be the amazing father I know he’s going to be. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with not wanting children, but I am personally thankful to have that desire in my life!
I planned on living in Texas forever. And not that I would mind that, but Colorado has opened my eyes to a brand-new world, has introduced me to some amazing people, and has taught me far more about myself than I ever imagined possible. Plus it’s super-pretty 🙂
Finally, but most importantly, I had big plans to marry a really good guy. There were much bigger and better plans for me to marry the BEST guy!
My husband has taught me love, patience, fun, joy, excitement, passion, leadership, submission, care, devotion, and faithfulness to an extent that I never thought was possible. I’m convinced that there is no other man on this earth who could love me the way that he loves me…and I am so incredibly thankful that he is part of the BETTER plan for my life 🙂
Now that I got myself all teary-eyed, what’s something that you planned on that didn’t happen…but then it turned out that there was a better plan all along? I can’t wait to hear what you guys have in store here! C’mon – make me cry! 🙂
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