Making God laugh

I am a planner. I love calendars, lists, and knowing what is ahead.

I must admit, I have even gone to the lengths of timing and diagramming where I?need to be and when on my busier days.

Everyday when I come into the office, one of the first things I do is double-check my jumbo calendar.

Down the left side on my calendar is the full year in months. Every day from Jan. 1 to today, there is a small slash through each date that has passed. Another day, to me, means another small mark getting me closer to another goal and upcoming promising event.

I?would think to myself, “Another day down. Another day closer to what I want.”

I have learned in my time here in Webster City as a green reporter that you can’t plan for everything.

Car accidents, fires, and spontaneous photo opportunities don’t get penciled in a week in advance.

The news never sleeps, which is unfortunate because I am a lover of naps and nights with eight or more hours of sleep.

Sometimes events and plans get canceled or moved due to conflicting schedules, emergencies, or a lack of dual-commitment.

Just as I?oh-so-quickly learned with my job, life takes its own twists and turns, and whether I want to or not, I have to deviate from my carefully made plans.

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the phrase “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans.”

Well, with all of the plans I’ve been trying to make, if the phrase is true, God would have peed His pants by now out of hysterics.

Maybe that’s why we’ve had so much rain recently?

When things don’t go to plan it often leads to new, exciting moments that become treasured memories.

I?believe that every situation I?have been placed in has been another part of God’s plan.

I?have faith that even in the days of disappointment and circumstances I have no control over that God has a plan.

But, I am still a firm believer in the someday and the somehow.