In Others’ Words: What Did You Expect?
I’ve sat here for quite a little while trying to figure out how to begin this post. All I have to do is share about being surprised by the unexpected in my life.
Yeah. Let me narrow that down to one thing for you.
Um. not going to happen.
Every time I thought I knew where my life was going, every time I had a plan …
somehow, someway, I ended up shaking my head and saying, “How did I end up here?”
I came to marriage with certain expectations and hopes for the happily ever after … and now my one word defintion for marriage is “work” — and I know that’s a good thing.
I became a mom and set the maternal bar to “perfection” — silly, silly me — and then I realized it was more about love and forgiveness. And guess who taught me that truth? My children.
And my relationship with God? Where do I start? Wanting to do something — everything I could — so that God would like me, approve me, love me … and realizing that I don’t have to do anything … anything at all except believe who he is, what he says about himself and what he says about me.
Yeah. I wasn’t expecting that.
In Your Words: How has life surprised you? When have you expected one thing and found something else — and that turned out to be a very good thing?
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