Wednesday, June 15, 2011

When God's Plan is Not Your Plan

Hi Y'all!

I'm over at Blissfully Domestic and would so love it if you have a few moments to read my article (and comment if inclined)!

Here's a little teaser:

I planned to have very well behaved children.  I would never have to ask them twice to do something.  They would dutifully do their chores without complaining because they would understand their role in the family and graciously want to help out.  I would have the most obedient children in the world.  Everyone would admire me and know that I was a good mother.

You know that quote that goes something like this:  “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans?”  I think He’s been laughing for the past seven years now…

What would my life would be like if I had two very compliant, not-very-opinionated, laid-back girls that didn’t challenge me or my parenting ideals?  What if God had given me my made-to-order, perfect little children that I so desperately wanted?

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  1. Oh those are so the things I'm learning! It's funny all the things you will or won't do until you have children, when I get those looks I just try to remind myself that I felt that way too!

  2. Well, I'm going to read...I can relate. =)

  3. yah, and right when you think you are getting a hold on this parenting thing....Jesus humbles you with something that completely throws you off. Oh, I do believe this is one area we NEVER get it down. Each kid is so different and unique too. Once you think that you know what works for this or that situation SURPRISE this kid needs handled completely different. Oh the joys!

  4. I'm heading over there, Jen!

  5. Good words of vulnerable truth, Jen!

  6. Amen to this post. You know I can relate to this. But like you, I am so thankful for my children and for God's plans over mine-somehow I think mine would never work out as well :)


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