My plans for the week got significantly changed when we got a call on Sunday evening from our hikers (2 sons, my father-in-law, and 2 honorary cousins) telling us that the hike was going to be cut short and they needed to be picked up on Tuesday instead of Saturday.
I had planned on a long quiet week to work on school plans and to organize my labs for the fall. I had kept the calendar clear and figured this would be my week. My week to take care of my duties in relative quiet without interruption.
The the phone call came....
As I drove the four hours out to the mountains this morning I thought about my choices. Be irritated and frustrated about the change or thankful that the boys are safe and well and that I will get to see them sooner than I had expected. Be grouchy about the interruption or see it as a good gift. Worry about accomplishing my goals or trust God to accomplish His.
I had a sweet drive all alone listening to my favorite music, two talks by John Piper, and an interesting interview of an artist and designer I like, Kristin Nicholas. (Aren't mp3 players wonderful!) The drive was beautiful - through the mountains on a lovely day. I met up with the hikers as soon as I got to the meeting point and joined them as they finished their breakfast by the river.
So now my week looks pretty different. But I have a choice. I can choose my view. My friend, Ann, captured it better than I could in her blog post today. I hope you'll read what she had to say. I'm so thankful for Ann and others who help me to fix my eyes on the better view.