Jeremiah 29:11

‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

When I was young, all I really wanted to be was a wife and a mom,  married, to stay married, white picket fence, all living in the same country town and sitting on the church pew together on Sunday mornings.  Well 2 out of 6 ain’t bad.   And even 1 of those 2 doesn’t look like the plan I had in mind.  Don’t we all do that?  Aren’t we taught at an early age that we need to plan for our futures?  But all the best made plans don’t always end up like WE planned them.  Nope, they end up EVEN BETTER!

Divorce just simply was not in my plans yet it happened.  But God’s used those messed up plans and started preparing the best man for me long before I needed him.

Being a mom was a lot harder than I could have even imagined. But God used those experiences to expose in me my weaknesses and help me to be a better mom when my kids are becoming parents.

The white picket fence has changed into black pasture fencing that is surrounded by beauty of the quiet calm of the farm life. So God gave me a place for serenity right outside my door.

Nope, we don’t all live in the same country town but God has given us all blessings of the country life and teaching us to be independent and cherish the time we have together.

And “sitting on the church pew together” only happens once in a while . So God is working on us all individually, growing our faith in Him alone and allowing us to find our own way to him.

The Lord knows best!  Yes, I’m a wife and a mom, a mother in law and a “Lollie” to 5. Yes, I said 5.  The Lord’s plans are the best laid out plans.  My plans were limited to what I could imagine but God’s plans blessed me in #’s that I never dreamed of.IMG_0153IMG_0108

Lord, thank you for taking my messed up plans and making them beautiful! I pray I will always turn to You when I’m planning out my tomorrows. Amen!


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