"The best laid plans of mice and men
Often go awry."
Burns certainly knew what he was talking about...I don't suppose there's much difference between the scheming we do in 2010 versus our ancestors in the 18th century.
I've been doing a lot of scheming this month. Plans for making Christmas gifts, baking, shopping, partying, blogging, and more. My latest plan was to make it to the last MOPS meeting of the year yesterday, drop my kids in the nursery, and sit and enjoy some fellowship time (and brunch!) with some other moms.
Then it snowed.
In my area of Virginia, we have a lot of "transplants" from other parts of the country. Possibly other parts of the country that are not accustomed to seeing snow. The appearance of cold white stuff on the roads and streets is enough to cause panic, grocery runs, and cars plowing into mailboxes. I was disappointed that my MOPS meeting was cancelled, but not particularly motivated to venture out onto the streets and risking the lives of my children to make it to Target.
So we stayed home, ate the donut holes I'd meant to take to the meeting, and watched several Christmas movies. Even the dogs cuddled up with us.
Adding a mocha into the mix made it even better.
I wonder sometimes about Mary. About what her plans were before she found out she'd be carrying the Son of God. I suppose that God's plan for us is even better than what we'd hoped for, right?
Instead of wondering if my readers have all gone on vacation, what I should write about next, when I'll make that last shopping trip, how I'll get those cookies baked, I think I'll refocus--make sure I'm enjoying this next week or so of holiday bliss with my family. I have some fun things scheduled to share with you next week, but I won't be worrying about how many comments come in, who linked up to what, if I need to find another advertiser, blah blah blah.
I'll take a cue from Mary and do my best to cherish what God has for us.
"But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart." -Luke 2:19
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