When Life Is Plan B

Nov 23, 2011


I don’t know about you but from the time I was a little girl I had an idea of how I wanted life to be. I planned to marry my handsome prince, live in a small, white cape cod house surrounded by a white picket, have 7 children, and yes, live happily ever after. That was my Plan A.

Well life has unfolded in a different way for me. Instead of a handsome prince I am raising my girls as a single parent. Instead of that nice white cape cod, we live in a cozy townhouse. Instead of 7 children I am blessed with 2.  Instead of……

Plan A has become Plan B.

So what do you do when life doesn’t turn out the way you thought and hoped.

That’s where we all have a choice.

On the one hand we can grumble and complain and shake our fist at God.

By doing that  though we would miss all the wonder, all the beauty of Plan B.

No the other option is to be thankful for Plan B.

I choose to do that. Yes, this Thanksgiving I am thankful for all of my Plan B life.

God knew just what would delight me and bring me so much joy in life.

Oh someday I still might experience some of my Plan A life.  Hopefully not the 7 children though. I have found 2 is just the right number for me.

But I am learning to be grateful for the life I have been given. I am experiencing a life that trusts God and taking one day at a time.

How about you?  Are you living your Plan A life? Or are you living Plan B?

Join me this Thanksgiving in being grateful for all things. Especially a Plan B life.

How about it?

Happy Thanksgiving dear friends.


  1. bbrunophotography

    Nick and I were just talking about this very thing, Sharon. I am going to share this with him. Your writing is always on-target. What a heart you have for God’s best in the lives of others – and in your own family. You are special!
    Happy Thanksgiving to my Virginia friend. Love you!

    • heartprintscoaching

      Thank you Bonnie. I always appreciate your comments. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear friend.


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