I was at an all time low last Thursday. The packers came and packed my home only for me
to find out in the afternoon our closing got delayed. It was delayed another five days. I was upset because I am one of those moms who just loves Christmas and my kids are really wanting a tree. This December move has put a wedge between Christmas and my family. Also, the inconvenience of living in a packed home for the next five days with a newborn and a dog isn’t the easiest. It’s the holiday season and it just doesn’t feel like it with all of this going on.
By the time I calmed down, I tried to just focus on my blessings. After all, we are about to purchase our first home in Southern California (blessing #1). We have waited for this moment for years, three to be exact. Also, our new baby Brody has been a little slice of heaven (blessing #2), so in the grand scheme of things, so what my plan of moving on Friday didn’t happen. And like the Dalai Lama once said, “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
My girlfriend kept saying repeatedly, “it’s ok… it’s a blessing in disguise.” Who knew, but this delay in our move opened up such a wonderful opportunity for baby Brody. I got a phone call after my kicking and screaming tantrum asking if baby Brody was available for an Angel Dear video. The shoot was happening in Hollywood on Friday morning (when I was supposed to be moving). If I was moving I could have never made this happen (God had a different plan).
With that said, I grabbed a dear friend that had availability to accompany Brody and I up the coast to Hollywood. It was a great road trip for us and we were giddy the minute we saw the Hollywood sign.
Everyone from Angel Dear was so welcoming and accommodating. The photographer, who I adore, Gretchen Easton made working with a newborn feel like a piece of cake. We laughed all morning and really enjoyed each others company. They used Brody for several wardrobe changes, so I can’t wait to show you the video once it is done.
What I have learned from this experience is that in the journey of life we can sometimes make plans that God will laugh at. My grandmother used to always say that to me and this was a big reminder to not freak out or get bent out of shape. When things are out of your control, it’s best to just let what was meant to be happen. Understandably so, this is sometimes harder said than done. The first step for me was to learn to let go and let be. Let life unfold in ways that can be far better than you could have ever imagined. The minute you realize you can’t plan every detail the way you want it, not only will you be happier, the blessings will reveal themselves to you.
It may not be your perfect desired outcome, but I do believe you need to accept and embrace the plan God has for you! I would love to hear from you, comment below!