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Sunday, November 27, 2016

My plans = Train Wreck

The Definition of plan is, “scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, developed in advance” there is nothing wrong with making plans.  GOD seems to be trying to teach me when my plans fail and they do, that they are nothing more than my plans, they aren’t his plans.  I’m guessing that I’m not getting the point.  It is also embedded in my soul to be organized, my soul is happy with I have things organized, and that definition is “functioning in an orderly way or according to a plan”.   Oops it all goes back to that word, “PLAN”.  Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with making plans or being organized, it helps me along the way to make sure I achieve what needs to be but when my plans fail and it my biggest frustration at that point it is wrong and it shows that I’m not trusting GOD that he is capable of dealing with my life, as if he needs my help.  God knows what plans he has for my life and what plans he has for Jeremy’s life.  
       
Jeremy started out a sick baby caught everything, from the age of 3 to 10 he just got normal & occasional childhood illness and I would say with what he started with he was overall healthy.  These past years have been tough because he gets sick easily, and this past year it seems like it’s been a constant theme in our house.  He started a fever on Sunday so we figured he was trying to fight off an UTI or possible his strep, but he was out of school all week.  Sunday night he was very restless, moving his right leg like crazy but he has restless leg syndrome and actually takes medicine for it.  He had PT on Monday and apparently his knee was red & hot to the touch.  I asked about it being infected, but no obvious infection.  I figured probably aggravated by therapy but by the time I got home and looked at his leg it was horrible, red, swollen (felt like a balloon) so off to the ER we went.  The ER did blood work, X-ray and US of the knee.  There was no fluid in the knee.  My plan that night was, I have a nurse until midnight so I am going to get some sleep.  We got home from the ER about 11:30pm, with diagnoses of cellulitis, script for antibiotics and follow up with our doctor the next day.  If that infection was to break loose or keep spreading, it would have spread like wild fire and Jeremy could have been septic.  We weren’t out of the woods yet, and the next day his knee didn’t look any better, not worse so the PA felt like we needed to be admitted.  My plan on Tuesday night was to get home, go to bed since I had a nurse until midnight.  My plan was to have a nurse on Thursday, Friday & Saturday and get to do some shopping & relax on my thanksgiving break but since Maxim’s big ordeal and cutting us loose that wasn’t going to happen.

I have learned through the years (with some input from my Pastor Mike & his wife Karen) that Proverbs is a chapter of wisdom.  In fact Proverbs 1: 2-7, to know “wisdom and instruction: to discern the sayings of understanding; to receive instruction in wise behavior; Righteousness, justice and equity: to give “prudence to the na├»ve, to the youth knowledge and discretion: a wise man will hear and increase in learning and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel:  to understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, fools despise wisdom and instruction.  Then Proverbs, 3:5, to not lean on my own understanding but to always Trust God.  I need to seek his way, his words, his wisdom and the right path for my life. 

So, how did I get the title for this blog, interesting and it comes from living life in Jeremy World which includes, the crazy Mollie cat.  God knew I needed an extraordinary child, one to keep me humble and focus on what was important.  I started last week with the thought of needing to do a blog post and I know GOD gives me these words & thoughts.  I kept going back to the word plan but wasn’t sure what direction to go with this, my first thought was whirlwind but I have to give credit to Mollie the cat for her train-wreck she created for me on Saturday morning.  Mollie was doing sprints all through the house, thumping & jumping on everything I imagine, jumped on the bed and then my head.   I walk into the living room to see this and think, Yep this is the theme, so train-wreck came from Mollie’s part.  My long term plan is to write children’s books about the adventures of a boy and his cat.   

Enjoy Mollie's visual effects and her contribution to the blog....