Monday, February 7

Change of Plans

Tonight - being Monday - was Family Home Evening. We are trying to build our family, to be better friends, and more organized, and more intentional with who we are and what we do. So, tonight was going to be the first FHE where my husband and I fully turned the reins over to the kids (with supervision, of course), to let them do activities, treats, pick songs, whatever.

Then, even as the "death by chocolate"cookies were being made, I got a phone call. Today is the birthday of a friend (I didn't know!). Our mutual friend, Melanie, was throwing her a surprise birthday party. Could we come over between 6:30 an 9:00 this evening? And did we like carrot cake?

Change of plans!

I have no problem switching gears like that. It's still Evening, we're still together as a Family, even if it's in someone else's Home. I have no guilt scrapping our plans completely when something else better comes along.

Well, we still baked the cookies.

But we took a heaping plate of them with us, still hot and gooey from the oven. And we had a great evening. We sang about four different versions of Happy Birthday. And my toddler helped our friend blow our her candles...twice.  Everyone held our baby and loved her, and complimented my older children on the yummy cookies. We stayed and visited and laughed. I gave the birthday girl woman a back and shoulder rub (good present on short notice, no?). It was delightful.

I am thankful for a change of plans, and for the chance to be part of making someone else feel loved and needed and special. Eating carrot cake: a lovely bonus.

The original FHE plan has been bumped back to the following Monday. Unless something else comes up, of course. And who knows? We will probably bring cookies with us.

What are you blessed with today?

1 comment:

  1. Today I'm blessed with friends willing to drop their scheduled plans to make me feel loved; blessed with the comfort of knowing that when my parents leave this life I have no regrets .. nothing I wish I had said, wish I had done.


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