Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Did You Plan for LIFE?"

Sunday night I was almost giddy as I told Jeff that I was SO very prepared for the school week. The house was in order, daily lessons were planned, Jordan had his assignments written out, Kaelan's and Aaron's independent work was prepared and in their folders. I. Was. Ready. And then, he replies, " Did you plan for life?" Um, no. No time for anything but what I wrote in my little black book and in hindsight, not enough time for that either. "Life" always gets the better of us, no matter how many plans we make. This week we have already had two late nights away from home which means a later start in the mornings. One afternoon devoted to finishing up preparations for soap-making while the electricity going off prevented other activities that needed to be completed. Another afternoon spent with four of us having dentist appointments. Some extra help needed in algebra, time spent on the phone, too many rainy days preventing rough outdoor play and exercise which results in shorter tempers and more mess to clean up, two other days full of outside activities to go, and well, we wound up behind in my plans before we even got a good start. So right now I am declaring next week as CATCH UP WEEK!! Next week, I think I will plan for life a little better. Now, I feel better!! So much for MY plans. I'll let the Lord lead.

"A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps." Proverbs 16: 9


Amanda said...

Best last line I have ever read.

Have a blessed day!


Caleb said...

This is our catch up week. Last week "life" interfered in the form of a stomach virus (so we thought), but after my son-in-law was carried by ambulance to a hospital in Lousiana (he was working there) we found out it was food poisoning from a local restaurant we ate at on Sunday night. Thank goodness Ferrell is somewhat motivated and able to get some things done without me.

Laura at By the Bushel said...

Thanks for commenting on what is probably such a simple & obvious thing right before me. I can be stubborn, and have to take the long way around, so I thought I'd put it out there, actaully ask for help(not good at doing that.. :)...
Anyway, love the post today- life just does that, your response to it is the best- thanks for pointing others to the Leader. God bless you today! Laura
can't wait to check out books you recommended(Billy/Blaze is in my KONOS stuff...! ) Right in front of my face!

Monica said...

AMEN!! Would you mind sending me your favorite soup recipe for this time of year? I love soup and am craving a new taste right now. Thanks!

Blessings to you this weekend!

argsmommy said...

We just had our catch up week, and will still be catching up next week as well! Glad to know I'm not alone. : )

Thank you for your comment on my blog last week (sorry I'm just getting around to replying) and for the warning about the acorns. I have a glass container full of them, some from 2 years ago and have never seen any maggots. But I just received another comment with the same warning, so I'm keeping a close eye on them! I'm so sorry you had to witness that -- yuck!

Oh, and I certainly don't mind if you add me to your blog list -- I love making new bloggy friends. : )

Kellie @ Blue House Academy

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