I know you can plan for things to be a certain way...
The currents of the water will flow in your favor
But when you least expect it,
It all can suddenly change.
We get caught up in planning and thinking and dreaming about how life is supposed to be.
But how is it really going to be?
I've learned you can have high expectactions and dream big or even small...
and it may just not be that way.
Over a year my life took turns and twists that I did not plan or see.
Things have happened to people I know...
Paths cross when you least expect.
My husband left me two and half months after giving birth to our very planned for child.
I spent an entire year of trying and holding on to the life I planned.
Only to finally realize it's happening for a reason.
It's teaching me lessons on life.
I'm learning who I am.
I've learned to love more. Trust easily. And forgive even when someone may not deserve.
I've turned negative into positive.
People loose babies. Families fall apart. Healthy people have strokes. Mutiple Sclerosis happens. Realtionships crumble. Depression can make you miss out on life. Friendships are easily destroyed over something so silly.
You never know who's life is harder.
But then the unexpected happens.
You live it.
You pick yourself up and create new dreams.
You open yourself up to new possibilities.
Your struggles become less hard. You stretch you pennies farther. You become a better momma.
You appreciate the ones around you.
Friendships you didn't think could become stronger do.
Family bonds become tighter.
Paths cross with someone you'll least expect. And a connection will be made.
You'll then decide how much you can give. How much your heart can take.
You'll live more happily. Peaceful. Calmly.
Only because you know life can take a turn at any moment.
We all need to slow down.
Be open to new friendships.
Don't let one pass you by.
Listen to the music.
Stop and smell the flowers.
Live in the moment.