Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Plan B

I have been following Audrey Caroline, Bring the Rain since about March. It is written by Angie Smith and at the time I started reading she was pregnant with Audrey Caroline and they knew that Audrey wasn't going to survive outside of Angie's womb, the doctors told them maybe two minutes.

Sweet Audrey was born on April 7. She lived for 2 hours 27 minutes.

There is a video made about their story here. It is about 20 minutes but so worth your time.

The biggest thing that I took away from the video is that God doesn't have a Plan B for your life. You may think you are on Plan B, with whatever it is that you are going through, good, bad or ugly. But, God always knew that you were going to be right there. This might not be the path that you saw your life going or maybe there have been obstacles in your path. But, God knew they would be there. He planned for you to go through them.

Your life is God's Plan A. My life is God's Plan A.

I didn't have the childhood that I would have liked. But, it was God's Plan A. The childhood has led to relationships that look different than I would like them to look. But it is God's Plan A.

And you know what? God's Plan A, is a lot better than my Plan B.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know that plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me wen you seek me with all your heart.

9 comments:

  1. I love the way you put things into perspective... sometimes when I really need it.

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  2. I just spent the last 45 minutes reading her blog. My face is streaked with tears, and I just find myself hoping that if I ever had to face something like that, that my faith is that strong. I'm not sure.

    I've been reading Kenzie Stanfield's blog. She had a baby with T19 about 3 months ago. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out. It's pretty amazing.

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  3. gretchen from lifenutWed Apr 30, 01:31:00 PM

    What a great reminder. It is absolutely true, and a great comfort when things go horribly wrong.

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  4. Oh wow- what a wonderful way to put it...

    Steph

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  5. I have tears in my eyes... thank you for this. Beautiful post.
    Best,
    Audrey
    Pinks & Blues

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  6. I love this, Kristy. And it's got to make Mom feel good, since she always thinks she's on Plan B. :)

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  7. i think i might send this to our adoption yahoo group. your perspective is refreshing and i'm always encouraged by the way you are intentional about remembering who you are in Christ. thanks as always!
    --Kim

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  8. Hey Kristi - I was still thinking about what you said last night when I was lying in bed...God doesn't have a plan B for our lives - what we are going through IS God's plan A, even when it looks like plan B to us. Very insighful and encouraging!

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  9. wow, that story is something else.
    I don't even know what to do with the emotion that it brings...I have four girls also...
    ugh.

    sidenote: I put the answer in my comment section in case others had the same question!

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