Tuesday, June 16, 2015

That's What She Said: When You Plan God Laughs


   This quote is the story of my life. There are so many things in my life that have not gone as planned and it was ok because it turned out all right. What’s that saying? When you plan God laughs?

   I really enjoy my life but I’m going to keep it real. Where I am now is not where I saw myself years ago.

   First off I planned on not having any kids and going into the military. I felt like I would have a wonderfully stable life and not have to take care of anyone but myself. Well I’m the type of person that doesn’t do too well being told what to do and I love being surrounded by people. So the path I had chosen for myself would not have been a happy life for me. God knew better and he gave me my beautiful children.

   After ending a really bad 8-year relationship and having my 5 kids I was single for a very long time and I loved it. I had absolutely no intentions of settling down again any time soon. Then out of the blue I met a man who fell in love with me and my children and he proposed after only 2 months of dating. We’ve now been married for 6 years.

   Another thing I swore I’d never do was have any more kids. 5 was a nice number and they were all at an age where they could do most things for themselves. No way was I having any more kids. However, the love I felt for my husband that didn’t have any biological children of his own changed all of that and I ended up having 2 more. I had no idea my heart could be full of so much love and those 2 little additions make my world so much brighter.

   We moved from Arizona to Florida 2 years ago. We thought we had everything planned and it was going to be the greatest decision we’ve ever made. For the first year it was everything but that. Moving so far with so many people and not knowing much about a new place was just insane especially when you throw a newborn into the mix. However, it takes everyone their own amount of time to adjust as well as a lot of patience. Now we’re able to enjoy our summers and go to the beach instead of being stuck in the house in Arizona because it’s way to hot to go outside.

   My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned and that’s ok.”


   It’s ok because whatever has happened in my life turned out better than anything I had planned for myself. Life isn’t always going to be perfect and things aren’t going to always go as planned but that’s what makes life exciting. You just don’t know what great thing will happen next.

   This is another post for the “That’s what she said” link up. I really like participating because it’s helping me get back into writing. For a while I had a job as the trends editor for a very popular online publication but unfortunately I had to give it up because it was taking away from writing for myself. So this link up came at a very good time for me and is slowly getting me back in the habit of writing for myself.

11 comments:

  1. This is exactly how I felt when we were "done having kids" but God blessed us with twins!:)
    I am envious of the fact that you can actually outside in the summer... I despise Arizona for about 5 months out of the year.

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    1. I really do not miss those Arizona summers. They are definitely not any fun while pregnant.

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  2. What a sweet story! Life is full of surprises.. so I never plan too much! ha!

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    1. Yeah, I kind of think it's best to just wing it at times LOL

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  3. I LOVE your story. LOVE it. Thanks for sharing the beauty of the unexpected. http://sweetmidlife.com

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  4. I definitely had certain plans (i.e for my career) that changed drastically. But I'm happier with my new "career" even if it doesn't provide a steady income. It has provided me with the ability to be at home with my daughter and really pursue my own interests. (And hopefully it will lead to a real income one day!) I think everything happens for a reason and life has a funny way of working out even if it wasn't you had planned! It sounds like that is very much what happened to you. :-)

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  5. My life certainly did not go as planned. I have had plenty new twists and turns, but in the end it's all worked out, it's ok. :)
    I loved learning more about you and your life. Life's surprises has a way of working out for the best especially in regard to family and love. :)

    I am so happy you are joining us!! I love that we have a small piece of your writing spark. I cannot wait to read more of you work, Samantha.

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  6. This ---> "It’s ok because whatever has happened in my life turned out better than anything I had planned for myself"

    That is so truthful and so honest and it really resonates with me. I always so that even my wildest dreams could not measure up to my currently reality! Thank you for joining Dean and I at this weeks That's What She Said Link Up :)

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  7. "It didn't go as planned and that's ok." Wow. I cannot tell you how much i love this. I have goosebumps--because you know what? It is SO true. Wow. This was a great post, Samantha.

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  8. Great post! I am a firm believer in the fact everything happens for a reason. I am not where I thought I would be 5 or even 10 years ago and that is okay. Sometimes I become frustrated with "What if I did this, where would I be now?" O "Would it be easier" But everything has led me to where I am and I couldn't be happier in this moment. No we don't have a house, yes, we live in a tiny apartment but we are happy. It isn't the size of the space or the amount of money in the bank. It is the people in our lives that make us happy. I am so blessed to have an amazing husband, family and the ability to own my business and do what I love everyday. Some days are a struggle but that is what make the good days extra sweet.

    There is a master plan, we may not know the outcome or where this moment will lead but God loves you and wouldn't intentionally hurt you. It is all life lessons. :-)

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