MIL to the Rescue!!!


So, I'm a planner.  I like to plan things out, make lists, know how everything will go and then when it all goes exactly as planned?  I am ridiculously happy.  God is working on me.  I mean....everyday He is working on me (b/c ya know there is A LOT for Him to do....) but one thing He has really been working on in me for a while now is letting go.  Letting of go of control and being okay when things don't go my way.  And more than that??  Trusting Him and His plans when things don't go as planned. {sigh}
My mother in law was supposed to be arriving tonight.  And then she was going to be here to see the boys basketball games this weekend!  And then?!  She was going to be here all of next week to help with the kids (read: help with Dylan!) so that we could get this house organized. Room by room.  Super organized.  Organization = my drug and since Dylan came along this house has been anything but organized!  John took leave to be home so we could work at it together.  I had it all planned out and it was beautiful.  And then? 
Jury duty.  Seriously??  Of all the times they had to summon her for jury duty this week.  And then they just had to choose her.  So she will be sitting in a court room today instead of being on her way here.  It doesn't look very promising for her to be able to get here tomorrow either.  So my plans?!  Not going to work out so well.  And I'm working really hard at just accepting that God's plans really are better.  They really are.....
She is still coming.  Sometime between tomorrow night and sometime next week.  Ha!  Operation Organization (i actually have lists for next week w/ that title on them! I'm cool like that!) is still going to happen.  It just isn't going to look like I had planned and that's okay.  I'm going to roll with this one and just take each day as it comes ~ which is pretty much how God wants me to live everyday i think.  Trusting Him and His plans.  Looking for Him in the beautiful mess of hiccups in my plans.
here she is w/ the boys last time she was here!! =)
My wish for each of you today is that the hiccups in your plans today would be beautiful and that you will find peace in knowing those hiccups are God at work!! =) 

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
~Isaiah 55:9~


Angela said...

So true!! I am also a planner and have huge struggles trusting God's hiccups in my life. Learning to let go is a process, but it's always so rewarding when you do!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

Oh bless your heart jury duty is a bummer of a hiccup. But you are so right God has a plan in this and we just have to sit back and enjoy the bumps along the way.

April said...

Truer words could not be spoken. I'm the kind of person who loves to be in control, but I often have to remind myself to let go and let God. Ultimately, He is the one who orchestrates my life and I know that His plan is all sufficient. Enjoy your MIL's help...whenever she arrives!