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."