"We make plans. God laughs."

Published Sat, Jan 7 2012 10:56 PM

The computer was down for a few days. It's one thing when it's my own computer and I have control over it's demise. (Or at least I think I do.) However, I'm staying with friends for the winter and I don't have control when the computer goes down. Ok, it's about my not having control over something. I'm learning in the last 4 years that I can't have control over every little detail in my life. I've had to let go and let God handle it. I picked up a sign last weekend at the antique mart. It says... "We make plans. God laughs."  Oh, how true that sign is!!  I'm sure God was laughing over my QCA withdrawal and email withdrawal!!

You see, even tho I'm in Arizona with my family of friends, I still need my QCA connection. I have to keep up to date so I'm not out of the loop when I return home in the spring. I'm making several friends on QCA and I can't loose touch and don't want anyone to think I've dropped off the face of the earth. So I had my plans...God laughed. The computer went down for a few days. Ugh! I woke up this morning and was in complete withdrawal! Thank goodness it was a warm, sunny day. I went for a long walk and visited my former landlords since I'm staying in my former neighborhood. Hmmm....do you think that was God's plan???

Mailed in my application to adopt a rescued Havanese 18-month old puppy named Indy. My pain management doctor has for 2 years now told me that I need a companion dog that can be trained as a therapy dog. Due to allergies, a Havanese is the only breed that I'm not allergic to. I have a friend who is hearing impaired that has a Havanese service dog also named Indie. I've spent a lot of time with her and have never had an allergy problem. Two years ago I had put my name on the Havanese rescue site. Last week they contacted me regarding 18-month old Indy. The adoption process was started yesterday so I was most anxious to look at my emails for any news. But of course the computer was down. I had my plans. God laughed. Today tho He didn't laugh long and the computer was fixed this afternoon. The first thing I did was check my email and yes there was a message. They just have to call my vet and I will have an answer sometime on Monday whether I'm approved to have Indy. Oh please Lord Jesus, let the answer be yes! Amen.  I may be going home with a puppy!!

We humans always think that we have to be in control. God laughs! We need to remember it is HE that is in control, not us. And Amen to that!

by Linda


# Karla said on Sunday, January 8, 2012 1:07 PM

I hope you get little Indy.  I'm sure he'll love being with you.

# Robin said on Sunday, January 8, 2012 6:45 PM


Warm prayers going towards you and Indy.  


# Kathy M. Boice said on Sunday, January 8, 2012 10:17 PM

I know how much joy a pet can give and you will be a great care giver to Indie. About God laughing......I have often pictured Him having a sense of humor. I am so glad that HE is in control!!! I am sure I'd make alot more mishaps if He wasn't!!

I actually got to sew alittle tonight. I finsihed a doll quilt, except for tying it. Also located the fabric needed for a quilt I started several years ago. The blocks were finished, just needed to add the border around each block, but since moving, had not pursued this project. I am now ready to cut and sew on this quilt top and then decide what I want for a border, etc.

My son had to sneak outside while I was in the basement sewing, but my sister-in-law alerted us and all is well. He seems to know when it is "ok" to get into trouble. LOL My sister-in-law plans on staying tiil Spring and she does help me enough to allow sewing time. Yahoo!! I am trying to get enough things ready that I can work on them upstairs after she leaves so I can keep an eye on Scott and still get something crafty accomplished. I also finished a crochet pot holder today. It is a pattern I have made for years and is very quick and easy to pick up and do. I will post a picture on my blog.

Hugs my dear friend! Stay well, stay hopeful on the new "baby" and keep in touch! Hugs