For years now I've longed for the day I could surprise my husband and daughter with admission to the Christian Heritage Father and Daughter retreats. I've thought about how I could raise the money to send the two of them off to this event, which is usually out of state...but alas the events came and went with me no closer to what I thought would be ideal for them!
The Lord always knows what we need and this is what he did for me...he took our precarious situation and turned it into exactly what I have always wanted...a father and daughter retreat!
You see they are at a friends place working, gardening, plowing and building, side by side and they are bonding in ways I can't even imagine. They both sound happy and joyful and are having the time of their life...together at their own private father/daughter retreat.
Now this isn't what "I" had in mind but it is exactly what was "needed"...what can I learn from this - that I need to continue to present my plans/ideas/thoughts to the Lord and see how he will work them out - realizing it may not be what I had envisioned but it is exactly what I need!
So here is my daughter...wearing camouflage(which I don't really like and wish it was pink...but she needed it to keep from burning and so once again it wasn't what I had in mind but was exactly what was needed) and dirty(see the smudge on her button nose) from all the gardening in the hot sun...and happy, happy, happily learning what it means to be a help "meet" for her daddy so that someday she will be a blessed help "meet" for her beloved husband!