Unrealized dreams…

“We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.” Proverbs 16:9

imageI’m a dreamer and a planner. I always say, “Take the dreamer out of me and I might as well check out.”

This past winter I made plans for our spring and summer activities. Earlier in March, my plans took me to Indiana to drive to New York state with my daughter and help her find a home. Then I planned fly on to New Jersey to take care of my grandsons during their spring break. Three days into the first leg of my journey, my husband  ended up in the hospital with serious breathing issues. I scrapped part B of my trip and flew home.

Soon I realized Glen’s issues would take awhile to resolve, and I feared would not be able to fulfill an obligation in April to speak for a women’s spring luncheon in Iowa. Disappointing people is one of the hardest things for me to accept. I felt a twinge of anger over my situation (and then guilty for feeling that way) when I had to contact them to tell them I might not be able to make it.

Then, there’s the big 95th birthday party for my mother April 23. I hate to miss the celebration, but of course, she understands. The doctor says she is strong enough to live to be 100. I’ll just plan to be at that party instead.

Dear God, help me plan day by day for awhile, but never allow me to stop dreaming. Amen.



About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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