When Our Plans Change

By Guest Writer
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Late summer, 6 years ago, we finally worked up the courage to have an appointment with a fertility doctor, having no idea that our son was A L R E A D Y - O N - H I S - W A Y.
Three months later, we sat down with our doctor to discuss our plans for moving forward, having no idea that our son had already been born T H E - D A Y - B E F O R E.
Proverbs 16:9 says "The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps."
Every year as my son’s birthday comes, I'm so moved by the grace of the God. While we were sitting down to discuss our plans with our fertility doctor, God already had another plan in motion. Through the struggle with infertility, God positioned us to be exactly where we needed to be to meet our son.
During what felt like the darkest season of our lives, God already knew how the story was going to play out. Through cancer and surgeries and more tears than I could count, he was preparing us for the coming blessing.
Romans 8:28 says "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
I said this last year, and I'll probably say it every year: The day my son was born was the best day of my life, and I didn't even know about it until 2 years later.
Happy Birthday Son! We are so proud of you. We love your kind heart, your generosity, and your compassion. We love your love for learning and your love for others. I love when you get in the car and ask to listen to worship songs, and I love that you sing along.
We are so grateful for the love and the joy you bring into our lives every single day. I can't wait to celebrate with you when you get home from school today.
And for those of you who are waiting on the Lord, his plans are already in motion. Just because you don't see them, doesn't mean they're not happening. During the darkest season of my life, I had no idea that my son was already in the world.

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