The things I got to do in life were better than the dreams I had, better than the things I thought I wanted to do.
I wanted to be a nurse, that did not work out for personal reasons. I wanted to be
a school teacher, that did not work out (I made the painful choice to not finish college). I wanted to be a lifetime overseas missionary; that’s a long story, it didn’t work out.
But God! He gave me better things. Things He chose just for me. He let me take care of my husband for months when he was really sick (he was an outpatient). He let me teach my own children for many years. And he brought the entire world here to where I live, the San Francisco Bay Area. And He let me meet them.
I’ve met people from all over the globe, right here where I live. From 1985 to present, He keeps bringing them here and I get to meet them. I get to talk to them. I get to witness to them. I get to make friends with some of them. I welcome them! And I thank God for all His wonderful, kind and loving gifts to me, especially the gifts of “the things I did get to do”.
Amen to the fact that we can see the things God has given us and be grateful. How the difficult times and all the things that we thought we wanted and did not receive was all good and a blessing.