I look back over my life I realize - the dreams I had, the
plans I made... the Happily Ever After I wanted....I did not
get ... It's easy to say...My life did not go as planned...and
that's ok. Born in Virginia, I moved with my family to Florida
in 1978 - leaving behind a group of friends I had known since
kindergarten - only to regain what was lost - by being blessed
with an amazing group of friends here in the sunshine state
for the past 35 + years. My life was up - down and sideways.
Involving some good and some not-so -good people in my life...
I was given the precious gift of being Andrew's mom, and that
is something I have cherished. My life was hard, difficult
and at times I was (and sometimes still am) totally stretched.
But I would not change a thing. Everything that happened to
me - happened for a reason- and those road blocks and pot
holes along my journey made me the person I am today...
In Jeremiah 29:11 it says:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give
you hope and a future".
God has a plan for each and
every one of us.... I'm sure you have heard it said "if
you want to make God laugh - make a plan" and that is
so true. When we can relax - let go of the proverbial steering
wheel and let God do the driving - it is then that we can
fully know His Joy, His Peace and His Will for our lives.
55:8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither
are your ways my ways," declares the Lord.
Valerie is one of the Team
Members for the Crowns for Christ Ministry www.crownsforchrist.com
She also attends Calvary Chapel
Worship Center, where she is a Leader and one of the teachers
of the Tuesday morning womens bible study. www.ccwc.org