Sometimes life just doesn't go like you plan.
At least in our house.
Friday was our big day we should have been boarding that airplane for our favorite place in China.
But now Friday will just be another day in our week.
So many friends were so incredibly generous and gave sacrificially to our trip. . . but at the last minute when it really came down to booking the tickets a week before we should leave, the numbers just didn't meet.
Deciding not to go to China was probably one of our harder decisions we've had to make this last year.
Hard because it doesn't feel like the 'spiritual thing' to not have that 'blind faith' that believes God will come through at the last second.
Hard because we both don't want to settle for comfort and predictable in our lives.
Hard because how do you really know where faith and stewardship meet.
And most of all
Hard because we have so many people we adore and want to see tomorrow.
And if I'm really honest with myself, my days are full of everyday-ness.
chalk on the driveway
bags of library books for the kids
toy piles being shuffled from one place to the next
paying those bills for what feels like the millionth time
trying to keep up on that Mt. Neverest of laundry in the corner
and none of that seems as exciting or worthwhile as spending two weeks with the orphans that we love.
So despite the disappointment and more weeks of normal, everyday life
we are really thankful that God
loves us enough to sovereignly orchestrate our lives.
We are thankful that He never allows one thing to happen that's not working for His greater good in our lives.
PS. If you are reading this and you gave to our trip, you will be receiving an email from us soon! Thanks and we love you so much we could squish ya!