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Perhaps you are a little like me.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Perhaps you are a bit like me. I did not get what I wanted in life.
I wanted to be a full time classroom teacher with good benefits and a great salary. Instead, right now Iím a substitute teacher, tutor, presenter and blogger. I wear many hats, speak to many people and am changing my world. Itís just not my plan. Itís Godís plan. I am who I am and where I am by the grace of God. I must be thankful. This is Godís gift to me.
I wanted to live close to my two sons Sam & Matty, and be a part of their daily life. They live far from me, and are successful, happy people. I am surrounded by many wonderful, caring and intelligent people. My I am often lonely for my sons, and communicate with them every week. The life God gave me is a great one. It is not a perfect life, but it is what God has given to me, and I am thankful.
I wanted to be baking cookies and sweets for the Farmerís Market. After being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, I stopped my sweet baking, and am learning how to make pot holders and baby bibs. Life goes on, and I am healthier for the changes that I made in my life.
I wanted to spend my weekends caring for my grandkids. Instead, Iím hiking mountains, making a documentary, learning Spanish and writing blogs. Godís plans are much bigger than mine. I just needed to readjust my sights on reality.
Sometimes we just need to give up on old plans that donít work. Be willing to move forward. ďForget those things that are behind you, and look ahead."

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ERIN1957 3/23/2013 7:09AM

    To realize this is a great way of living.
Dreams are different then goals. I try hard to set my mind to listening carefully with a joyful heart in the adventure of life He alone graces me with.

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MARINEMAMA 3/23/2013 7:03AM

    Great blog! I can so relate to the sons not being as close as we want them to be. But slowly we do adjust. Thanks for sharing!

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GRAPLEIRIS 3/22/2013 8:15PM

    For every door that closes, another opens.
Why waste your morning complaining that you missed the bus when the train ride is so beautiful?


Chins up everyone!

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/22/2013 8:07PM

    Amen! emoticon

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FEMISLIM 3/22/2013 3:10PM

    I am a lot like you in several aspects. I am also making the best of what the Lord has given to me. Life sure is beautiful

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KATI5668 3/22/2013 1:37PM

    all I can say is ..hurrah....
you are making wise decisions
choosing to be happy where you are is the best!


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SUSIEPH1 3/22/2013 1:11PM

    Love your photo and your blog .. I think we often wish our lives were different.
We have to accept the differences that life gifts us . Hugs Susie xx emoticon emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 3/22/2013 11:42AM

    Lovely picture and blog. Our lives are just that - OUR lives. Whether we believe it is God's plan or not, we get to shape our lives; and I believe we get to choose to be happy.

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CAT-IN-CJ 3/22/2013 11:08AM

    I couldn't agree more! Way to go!

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DEBBYFROMMT 3/22/2013 9:54AM

    You have to appreciate life no matter what. It is a gift, a present. The present. Right now. Great blog. I really like your positive attitude toward life even if it's life you didn't plan. But then you can't question God's plan. Thanks!

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SANDRALEET 3/22/2013 8:42AM

    Yes we live the life God wants us to live.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/22/2013 8:08AM

    You are so right! We have our plans sometimes, but that's not how He wants, because He can see the even bigger picture! Doesn't make it any easier sometimes, but if we listen with open hearts and minds, we make the choices that are His will.

HUGS and prayers continue for your Mom.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/22/2013 7:45AM

  wow an amazing blog thankyou this is me at the moment to a tee, I have to forget what I and my hubby has not accomplished and more what God has accomplished through us

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VTORIA3 3/22/2013 7:20AM

    This is such an introspective, candid blog. Life has a way of altering our plans, and you show by example, that life can still be full and blessed, although much different than what we had in mind.

Wishing you joy and peace for the new Spring season! emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/22/2013 6:58AM

    Life may not be what we wanted but God knows best what we need. We just have to rely on him to lead us. HUGS!

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DEBBIELCG 3/22/2013 6:46AM

    Accepting what God has given us is one of his blessings, it brings us peace. Never give up on what you want, sometimes he works in mysterious ways.

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    Awesome.....I can really appreciate this blog today. It definitely fits my life also. One of my biggest lessons to this point has been in realizing that "my plans" are not always how it will happen and that is not necessarily a bad thing. The life that I had figured out in my head and what I am living at this moment are two completely different beings. Most of how I live today never even entered my mind, but yet I am very thankful and happy for how it is turning out. I can't wait to see what's coming next!

One of my favorite quotes is this:
"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together"

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SUNSET09 3/22/2013 5:41AM

  Praise God, as He knows what best for us. He knows us better than we know ourselves and can love us better as well. You are blessed and thanx for sharing your story. So many of us think God does not answer prayer becasue He does not give us what we want, He provides for our needs not our greeds! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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