Friday July 12, 2013
Sometimes the best-laid plans go awry.
Sometimes they play out just as scripted.
Our family just saw dreams become reality, but the road wasn’t what any of us had planned. It was harder, true; but it was lined with glory.
Be sure to stay tuned for my fifth favorite today, a quote that reminds me whose hands should hold my plans and dreams.
I’m linking up today with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five. Come along with us as we share this week’s blessings.
My favorites this week:
1. Family time. It all began with a wedding and family coming together. What could be better? Having all our boys in one spot is such a joy. Here’s the happy couple…and a silly brother picture.
2. What I learned on my summer vacation. I posted this on Monday, and it says what I don’t have room to say here!
3. The ladies in our family. I wish I had a picture of them together on Wedding Day. They are rare gems, roses among the thorns, if you will. (Even though I do love those thorny boys!) Both of our daughter-in-laws are precious—beautiful inside and out. I’m so thankful for them.
4. A family video. My youngest shot and edited this for my eldest son and his wife, who are adopting from India. My youngest’s work is so excellent and I love to hear the heart of my son and daughter-in-law as they talk about their call to adopt. It’s so exciting!
5. A quote:
“No matter what plans you have for you, God's plans are far better. No matter what desires grip your heart, God's will is infinitely better.” (Paul David Tripp)
The son who was married this past month was the one who was in a terrible auto accident in January 2012. We would never have hoped or planned for such a day as that one but, as I wrote earlier, the path has been lined with God’s glory from that day to this. To see the son who agonized and worked so hard to recover and walk and regain his life and the young lady who always stood by his side join their lives was such a blessing.
When we place our lives in His hands through the easy times and the hard, He makes a beauty that reflects Him.
Wishing you that beauty this week,