The other day I was out planting some things in Clayton's garden spot. He had started some pumpkin plants, peppers, and brussle sprouts in little potting containers in the basement under out light system we have set up down there. It was hard seeing so many of his things he was right in the middle of doing when we left us. Right off I knew that I would continue to care for his plants in the basement and make sure they got in his garden spot for him.
So there I was in his garden planting his pumpkins, brussle sprouts, and peppers. As I dug the holes for the plants I could not help but talk to Clayton. I told him, "This is not the way we planned it. You were to be here planting your garden, not your mom in your stead. This is not the way it should be. This was not apart of the plan." Then these thoughts came in to my mind. "We have to remember though that sometimes our plans are not Gods plans. He has a better plan, even though it doesn't always at first glance look that way. And no matter how much we want you back, I know that if this is His plan for us then we all can say is, Yes, to His will. But oh it hurts!"
Yes, God's plans may not always look like ours. They may be way differnt, and not at all what we would have ever emangined or thoguht of for our family. But all we can say is, "We want your will Lord." And remmber that He will not give us for than we can handle, and he will never leave or forsake us.
The will of God will not take us where the grace of God can not keep us.
In Him, Mae
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3: 5-6
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
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"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae