"God's got a plan, whether you like it or not."
That's what I said when Kristin's father, Allan, was in the hospital in 2007 and we were unsure if he would ever be able to leave. It's become a rule to live by for us. Sometimes it feels like His (God's, not Allan's) plan sucks. Especially when you can't see where it's headed. When you feel like you're walking in the dark. But in the end, it seems, He always has a plan... and it's always for the best.
On Friday I received a call from a very generous person who had decided, I'm not sure if it was for our wedding anniversary last Wednesday or my birthday this coming Wednesday, to buy us tickets to Avenue Q at the Hult Center. Both Kristin and I have really wanted to see this show and were incredibly excited.
Our car died. The clutch went out. Not only was this a huge bummer as it relates to free tickets to a Broadway show, but there were other little problems. Like, how was Kristin going to get to work? How was I going to get to chemo? You know, little things that keep life rolling. On top of that the repairs were going to run about $300.
We had little miracles like a borrowed car almost immediately to see Avenue Q and a gift card to get dinner before. Then bigger miracles. On Sunday an anonymous benefactor at Kristin's parents church gave us the $300 for repairs and another from their church brought over a car for us to borrow until ours is repaired.
God's still working. God still has a plan... as frustrating, and comforting, as that is.
On another note: If you're looking for something small, or a "token", to give me for my birthday this week. You might consider donating to my Relay for Life walk. It's even tax-deductible!
Also: Here's a couple clips from Avenue Q! Loved the show! Please keep in mind that the show itself is kinda rated PG-16 and may offend.