I’m currently following along (via the Internet) on the journey of a courageous woman who is going through a life-altering medical situation. While I don’t even know her personally, we have many mutual friends and I’ve taken to following along with Facebook updates and her CarePages site. Tonight, her mother posted an update and ended with a statement that literally brought tears to my eyes.
“One of the most important contributions to having a wonderful life is to know how to joyfully live Plan B.”
Such a powerful statement from a family going through an unbelievable battle. I know it might not be “proper” but I feel such a connection to this quote. We all have our own vision of how we expect our lives to go and sometimes you have no choice but to follow the curve. The path I’m on as a special needs mom is not one that I planned, yet I’m embracing it. I’m joyfully living my Plan B…and enjoy shouting from the rooftops how much I love my precious Molly (and silly Maggie too!) It’s been an extremely rewarding journey and while there are many unknowns, I’m excited about what the future holds for our family.
Just as the young woman facing a very sharp curve in life has decided to accept her path – I’m also choosing to embrace my Plan B. Have you been given a “Plan B” in your life? How have you chosen to accept it?
Ps. I promised I wouldn’t write a post about it today…but I couldn’t help but share this funny picture. Happy Valentine’s Day!