I have become sure of one thing when it comes to plans…
WHEN WOMEN ARE INVOLVED PREPARE TO CHANGE THEM!
That ought to garner me some comments from readers!!! In fact, my oldest daughter, who is involved in this “changing transaction” will probably comment and might even get her mom to read this post (hey, there’s always a first time for everything!) Just kidding. Jo has read a post or two before. But commenting? Let’s just say I don’t get paid by her comments.
Anyway, here’s the deal. Tami’s birthday is June 3rd and she will be (__) years old. I’ve always been told it is not good to tell a woman’s age so let’s just say it is between 35 & 40. Or maybe I could say I wasn’t quite 23 when she was born and I am not quite 61 yet. Providing I am still alive and kicking at this point, we planned (operative word) to go to Knoxville with our grandson and spend Saturday through Tuesday with her-celebrating her birthday; going to a Smokes baseball game (that way Braden won’t care who wins); maybe do the Titanic museum; and a whole bunch of other stuff in Pigeon Forge.
Hotel reservations. Check.
Money saved. (A reasonable) check.
Gas money saved. (another reasonable) check.
Schedule of leaving and picking up. Check.
Right to change plans with three weeks left? Double Check.
Say what? Yep. I got the call this morning. Plans have changed. We are no longer going to Knoxville or Pigeon Forge. Oka-a-a-a-y. The plan now is for Tami to come here, then ride with us to Columbus to get Braden, and spend the whole week with him in Columbus and Sandusky (where Jo’s sister lives). Ai-yai-yai (or however you spell that).
But in all seriousness…I am okay with it. Spending less money is always good, especially less gas money. Tami gets to spend a whole week with Braden instead of just a couple of days. Jo’s sister gets to see Tami. And I get to be driven crazy by a rambunctious 6-year old. The saying will be true: “I had to come home to get some rest.”
There is one plan that will never change…God’s plans. “I know the plans I have for you.” (Jer.29:11) “The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.” (Ps.33:10) “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” (Pr.16:3) I am one who believes strongly we have free will to make our own choices. But I do know when we follow God’s plan, things go a whole lot better. He has a plan for us. He has a plan for the future. The first is sometimes hidden. The latter we know: He is coming again. That plan will never change!!
How do you feel about God’s plan for your life? Do you know what it is?
One more thing about our vacation plans: one thing hasn’t changed!
I CAN STILL TAKE MY BIKE!