Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened.............

...........on the way to my life.

Chad and I were talking on Saturday about how differently our lives have turned out from what we imagined they would be when we were children/teenagers.

I remember wanting to have a great education and a successful career doing something fantastic by the time I was 30.  And I remember that once when we were dating he told me that his big plans for life were to be a husband and a father.  He wanted a working farm with a wife and children.

We are so far from that "dream" that it makes me laugh.  But we have so much more than we ever dreamed.

Granted I'm just now seriously pursuing a fantastic education.  And eventually I'll be doing something fantastic.  And Chad has finished(almost) his fantastic education.  We don't have a farm(and I for one am thankful for that) and we only have one child here with us.  We wouldn't have thought that we would have had to send a daughter to heaven before us.

But we're content with where we are.  We're excited with what God has given us and the things He's doing for our family.

"For I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."  Jeremiah 29:11

(and really what's not to love)


Jules said...

Good post. I know I'm not where I thought I'd be either. I wanted to be on a farm too and my husband is glad we aren't. LOL. Maybe one day....

Jamie Lynn said...

Ahaha:) That picture!<3

Holly said...

Sometimes the plans you make don't always turn out the way you see them. Sometimes it's better!!