Monday, June 25, 2012

our plans, and His

sometimes, your best laid plans get washed.
sometimes, you pay out the ears for a groom and a haircut for your pup.
you put your own hair in one of those "i'm so hippie and free yet this took me quite a while to do and required more bobby pins than a real hippie probably owns" topknots.
you wear your new shoes handed down to you from your mama. the ones that didn't quite fit her feet and came along on the exact evening the tennis shoes you've had since high school decided to shed themselves  as you walked down the driveway.
you wear your favorite shades and your t-shirt with a pickle on it, and you're feeling pretty fabulous as you start out for the dirt road, just a pretty sunday evening in june.
then, the heavens open up and from nowhere at all black clouds spin into view.
you start walking fast, then a little faster, almost to a power walk (because even in the most dire of circumstances, running must be avoided)
and you realize you're still a good half mile from home and the rain is pounding furiously
then, you look down and see your fluffy, manicured, pampered, prissy pooch
soaked to the bone with his held thrown back
taking the water square in the face
jumping up and down and wagging his tail harder than you've ever seen
happy as a lark
deliberately jumping in every.single.puddle on the way home
and you realize that sometimes
God's got better plans in store than yours.

8 comments:

Tiffany said...

"God's plans are better than yours." A lesson I feel like I'm being taught over and over! Love it!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

kate said...

this was so sweet. i loved everything about it, especially the hippie and free hair that took a long time to do! sometimes the best moments in life are the ones you could never create. thanks for sharing your rainy and wet moment of God intervening. happy monday love!

DaisyGirl said...

Such a cute post!! With LOTS of truth!!! I really like how you described your dog in the rain! :)

Amber said...

I still havent mastered that "hippie carefree I just woke up and threw my hair in a bun" look. It always takes me way too long and I end up getting frustrated and just putting my hair in a ponytail. :) I love how you are able to always look on the bright side of things.

Haley K said...

goodness it's been much too long since I've stopped by your lovely blog! what a fabulous post :) Had me smiling throughout (I've been in some of those situations;) and you are SO RIGHT. God always has better plans.

and how cute are you and your sweet, wet pup :)

xo
Haley

Suz said...

As always, you truly capture way more than a moment as you write about your moment.:)

chambanachik said...

Sweetness.

Mackenzie said...

"you wear your favorite shades and your t-shirt with a pickle on it, and you're feeling pretty fabulous as you start out for the dirt road, just a pretty sunday evening in june." is possibly my favorite line ever. can i get it printed on a coffee cup? thank you so much for having this out for me to stumble on. i needed it.

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