I have a bad habit of hanging on to calendars so I can see what I did over the past few years. I was looking at last year’s calendar tonight. Last January my son had just moved out to the first of three group homes he lived in. My wife was just getting over the flu. I was still planning to live full-time on the road and finding a way to get my employer to buy off on my hair-brained scheme.
The plan was to travel from data center to data center, hitting all our properties on the way to or from. I had meticulously planned routes to RV parks and campgrounds closest to our business properties. My job at the time was pretty much location independent. However, management being what it is, they always wanted us to be somewhere so it’s pretty unlikely they would have bought off on this plan. I was still blissfully unaware of the plans management had for us. I was still driving an hour to our corporate headquarters to plan to bond two core switches together. Happily, my time with my employer came to an end before I had to do that work. I was wondering why my boss wasn’t pushing me to move faster on that project. Now I know why, I would never have been able to complete it before the transition happened.
There’s no moral to this story. No point really. Just reminiscing while looking at the calendar. Well, maybe there is a moral to the story; don’t set your plans in stone, stay flexible and be ready to adapt those plans to what life hands you. And if you’re so inlined, as I am, never stop having faith that God will work things out for the best for those whom He loves.