Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Plan B (a.k.a.) Putting on the big girl panties and dealing with it ...

Someone once said, "Even the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray."

Or, perhaps more theologically sound, "The heart of a man disposeth his way, but the Lord must direct his steps." Prov 16:9

So my best friend and travel partner, April, has mono. MONO!!

She had cancer, had 2 surgeries, and was healed, and now she has MONO! Therefore, our vacation to Brussells and Paris is no longer happening. So I am still going to Spain for a week with my family.

I guess maturity kicked in somehwere late last night when I decided to put on my big girl panties and deal with it. I can get my flight moved, we purchased travel insurance, and we can get refunds on our cancelled travel arrangements. I am dealing with it. As much as I want to whine and complain, I fully trust that God has a purpose in all this. That fact isn't even up for question in my life anymore. I trust Him to bring me so much joy and purpose and fulfillment that I can't even be sad for too long. He's got this crazy thing called life so planned out to the uttermost degree!! So, I fully accept that things change.

But I am still sad!

I cussed a little. I mean, according to some, it IS F-bomb Tuesday, right?!?!!!!!! I took full advantage of a well placed curse word. (But not the F-bomb people! That's a little intense.)

But I had mono so I totally understand how miserable it is.

I already took 2 weeks off of work, so I am going to do a little in-country vacay for this first week, (starting this Friday) then fly to Spain on June 27th when my parents are going. So ... if you wanna travel or have few free days in the great Lone Star State, let me know!!

Much, much love. April, I love you. Our friendship sanctifies me. ALL THE TIME!!


thesharester said...

hey steph, so sad to hear about your trip being cancelled. hope you have a good time around tejas and with your parents. hope everything else is going well...


rob. said...

aww.. this is CRAZY. i'm sad for you but glad you are having such a good attitude and still praising Jesus. love you!!