Saturday, February 19, 2011

God Had Different Plans

I'm sick.
We were planning on taking the whole family to the city,
to watch Eldest play in a soccer tournament.

But I'm sick.
At first it just didn't seem fair.
As I was laying on the couch,
The Agronomist looked at me and said.
You aren't going tomorrow.

He offered to take all the girls and let me stay home.
But Middlest wasn't too keen on going in the first place.
She had some important birthday partying to do, that would run well into Friday.
So she was actually quite pleased her poor mum was not feeling well.
She's a terrible terrible child.

Once our decision was made it seemed that God had different plans,
ones that were more important than ours.
It just so happened that one of the girls on the team was unable to find a ride or place to stay.
Normally this is never an issue with Eldest's team.
But most families were using this tournament for a holiday because it was a long weekend.
And it looked like this girl would have to be left behind.

Sometimes things work out for the best.
I'm sick.
And at first it just didn't seem fair.
But because of that, a sweet girl gets to put all her hard practicing to good use and play.
This is one of only four tournaments the team attends.

Because we live so far north, there isn't a city league like the bigger cities have.
The only real games the girls get to play in, are these city tournaments.
And they do well.
And of course, even more important.... Middlest is happy.

So, I'm sick... so what.
Life is still fair.
I have my Middlest child to take care of me.
She will be very busy tomorrow, getting her poor mum water and Tylenol, and pillows, and blankets,
and more water, and maybe a few magazines.
She didn't think this through, did she?

So you see, life has a way of working out for the best.
Sick = Teammate plays = Middlest's birthday party =  equals nurse for mommy.
Life is good.
Even if I am sick.

Oh Middlest? Where are you?
Do you mind adding some ice cubes to my water.... it's a little warm.
Oh, and plumping my pillows, they're awfully flat.
And turning on the fan... it feels warm.
And.... and....

Did I mention?...She's a wonderful wonderful child.

Love ya like Penicillin,
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  1. isn't awesome when we can catch a glimpse of the big picture? hope you feel better soon!

  2. So true that God has a way of telling us what our schedule needs to be!

    I hope you feel better soon and that Middlest takes good care of you. :)

  3. I am so sorry that you are sick! But how wonderful that everything is working out so nicely for everyone involved. And look at the one on one time you are going to get to spend with your daughter. That is always the best!

  4. Perfect way to look at it....but I do hope you feel better soon! Gorgeous shot of your Middlest!!!

  5. What a sweet post and what sweet shots.

    God's plans are always way better than ours, aren't they?

    I hope you're feeling better soon, Dana.

  6. You have a beautiful nurse to take care of you! Glad it all worked out in the end but I do hope you feel better really soon. Stay warm & cozy inside. It's disgustingly cold out there. Brrrrr. Happy long weekend! x

  7. Oh, I am suddenly jealous of your day.

    What a slice of heaven on earth.

    Lap it up, every drop.

    Get better soon. xo

  8. It stinks to be sick but it is nice when a plan comes together - even if it wasn't your plan.
    Feel better soon!

  9. I'm so sorry you are sick. I'm sure your girl will make the best nurse ever.

  10. this is such a clever post! and when you ARE ill! you have "powers of wellness" on your horizon if you can write this well + take pics + post... Feel better soon!

  11. Funny how things seem to always work out! Hope you're feeling better.

  12. Man she is gorgeous just her her mum.

  13. Yup. God has a plan alright.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  14. I seem to have a few blogging friends under the weather. Hope that you recover quickly and that last pic of your girl is stunning!

  15. Your body is rebelling 'cause you took away the sugar...Robitussin tastes a little sweet...maybe that will help!
    Feel better soon!

    And so nice that your daughter is there to help...and that the other player got to play!

  16. Get well soon! And enjoy that TLC from your darling daughter.


  17. So sorry you're sick!

    So glad you have such a lovely nurse!

    Make sure she brings ginger ale.

  18. Hope you are feeling better soon!
    Daughter love works every time!!

    My camera is a Nikon D3100 any advice???:)

  19. HI Dana - sorry to hear you're sick :-( Loving that you've got such a capable nursemaid to help out ... and such gorgeous photos - she's beautiful!!

  20. wait what? I just clicked post comment and then it didn't appear? I was trying to say, though I can't remember the exact words, how lucky you are to have such a capable (and beautiful - my goodness, such gorgeous photos!) nursemaid taking care of you ;-) Get well soon!!


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