life doesn't always go the way you planned it

Life doesn’t go the way you planned it

From marathon training to infertility treatments. Life doesn’t always go the way you plan it.

This picture says it all:

your plans vs God's Plan

Life definitely hasn’t gone as how we thought it would go. We don’t have kids, we have 2 dogs. We don’t get to go on vacations with our children, we go on vacation by ourselves. Instead of spending money on children, we spend it on ourselves.

Some would say that’s a blessing, I don’t see it that way.

A friend posted this on Facebook:

…all I have to say is life rarely goes as you want it to or as you plan it. Life throws some major curveballs when you don’t expect it. All I can say is stick strong through it. Through all the tears and sorrow, stick strong. Whatever you’re going through or whatever trial you face, you can always, ALWAYS get through it.

It’s like the universe was trying to tell me something because, that that same day I saw a new blog post from Al Fox titled “I Don’t Want to Be a Mom…“.

Being intrigued I read what she had to say and this is what I needed to hear:

“There are those struggling with moving forward out of fear of their circumstances or pride in their own desires and vision of how they think their life should be. The Lord always provides and always blesses and it is always profoundly better than what we could have ever imagined for ourselves‚ greater than we even knew was available!”

God is For us, so it doesn't matter who is against us.

Anytime Chase and I have attempted to do anything fertility related we’ve had financial issues come up.

A few examples; Our dog, Hurley, got bit by another dog, which cost us a few hundred dollars. Then, we were at Utah Lake, and my purse was stolen out of our car, which had about $600 cash.

I told a friend how I feel Chase and I are being stopped at all costs to grow our family. She said, Satan knows how powerful of parents we’ll be, and that he will keep trying to stop us, but we need to keep moving forward as long as we feel that it’s the right thing for us.

Even though we’ve had a few road blocks, we should still press forward, because the Lord will always provide a way and it will be way better.

I’m reminded of this quote:

all your trials will be over in the end, if your trials are not over it is not the end

Looking back, those 6 years of trying to have kids have been rough, but it’s been a well learned road.

Things have gone how they were supposed to, though it definitely wasn’t the way that we wanted them to originally go.

I’m finally to that point that if it’s God’s will for us to have kids then so be it. But it’s taken me 6 long years to learn that. There are definitely days that are hard, and some that are easy.

So what did I get from all this and what you should get from it too?

  • It’s okay for life to not go the way you planned it to go
  • Life changes, people change, the world changes and we GROW because of that change (either good or bad)
  • As we press forward, stay strong, and tough it out, the Lord will bless us WAY better than we ever would have imagined it to be

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life doesn't go the way you planned it, strength is in the struggle gray shirt sold on Etsy

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