Wednesday, November 25, 2009


When I was younger my parents, church leaders, school counselors and others were always telling me I needed a plan. I really did, but try as I might I could never decide on what to do. Serve a mission...then what? It took a while but I finally made my plans. There is a funny thing about plans though; they sometimes go awry.

That is what I am thankful for this year. I know it sounds crazy, but I'm grateful that no matter how well planned, things can take a very different direction. I certainly don't feel happy about the change when it happens but I try to remember this talk by Hugh B. Brown.

Autism was never in the plans. When was first introduced to us I felt like it was a disturber of our peace, an invader of our plans. But by realizing that the Gardener knows better what to do with Avi and our family I have found that autism fits perfectly in the the true plan. The same is true for PFO's TIA's and everything else unexpected in my life. Thank Heaven I wasn't allowed to make my life what I had planned on making it.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Heather and Thomas Mann said...

I, too, am grateful that the Lord plans for us. I don't even want to think about what would have happened if my life had gone according to my plan.

Valerie said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I've had exactly the same thoughts...after the fact. When my plans have been forced to change, time and time again, I haven't been too happy at the time usually. But I'm old enough now to look back and see how foolish I was. Some of you are just faster than I am seeing how it's really the hand of the Lord.

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