When I get where I’m going….

When I was in high school it was always my goal to go to a 4 year college and attempt to graduate before the 4 years was up. Starting my college adventure at Cornerstone, I thought that is what my diploma would read. 3 colleges and 6 FULL years later I graduated from Grand Valley State. I had changed my major multiple times all within education and finally graduated with a Social Studies Education Major.

When I dreamed of teaching I always thought I would teach at the same school for many years and be that old teacher that says she’s been at the same school for 35 years. Well, this is my 3rd year teaching- all at different schools. I think I am staying at Concord this year though!

I never imagined that after I got married I would move rentals 6 plus times in a period of less than 4 years, with one move being out of the country.

If I had my way this may be how my life turned out: 4  year degree from Cornerstone, in debt up to my eyeballs, with a degree in Math. I would have never married Marvin or adopted the little fuzz bag- Fran. I may not have lived out of the country and most importantly I would have missed out on the wonderful adventure my Lord had planned for my life.

"My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts," says the LORD. "And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isaiah 55:8

You see, it’s GREAT, that things haven’t worked out the way I planned or I dreamed…it’s been even better! Each day I am so thankful for the Lord’s blessing in my life. It is so wonderful to be a chosen child of God.

Flash back to the DR


  1. geeze what are you trying to do to Ol' Water Works here?! guy! :)

  2. love this post! His plans are so much better than we could ever dream!

    Love you cousin! ;)

  3. Right there with ya. If plans had been left to me we would never have had our sweet little "gymboree" as Nora has named her.

  4. What a great testimony of trusting God's plans.....even when they don't make sense or seem like the "best" way to us! In the end, He'll blow our minds with how He works all things out!