"A man's heart plans his way,
but the Lord directs his steps."
"There are many plans in a man's heart,
Nevertheless the Lord's counsel -- that will stand."
And so our plans to spend a month away to start getting our Texas settled are no more. Just like that.
Disappointing? yes. Providential? yes. Devastating? no. Leaving us a bit wondering? yep. But how we love and trust His ways.
We were supposed to leave on Monday. Basically packed up and mostly ready to go, I came down with a little hint of something that seemed relatively harmless and then proceeded to knock down me and my whole family. When all is said and done (at this point anyway), my husband has pneumonia and we are on a boat load of antibiotics and canceling our trip. So, we'll just have to suffer here in perfectly blissful Borrego Springs where it has been a temperate 80 degrees. Our comfortable beds and home envelopes us and we are safe and cozy.
Just a different kind of adventure.
It has been four months since we were in Texas. If we wait until summer, it will be another four months. Though, it does seem a long time to wait - doubling our initial planned absence from Texas - it's all ok.
"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will of to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit'; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.'" ~James 4:13-15