The save the date for the wedding was Good Friday and all the sisters were invited. We started early determining if it was possible we could all make it for this momentous occasion. Our big sister’s grandson was getting married – the first of the “grands”! It took a lot of planning and saving and in the end it was agreed; we would all be in attendance. A last minute scheduling of training made it impossible for my husband to attend with me so my son stepped up and offered to drive me – a 15 hour trip; all in one day. This was going to be an adventure.
Knowing I was to occupy my son’s small, 2door, sports car for 900 minutes put me to rearranging activities I had planned for the drive. The wedding gift I started expecting to finish during the drive now had to be completed ahead of departure. While my son is an awesome driver, I acknowledge the fact that I am somewhat less of an awesome traveler. Reading was definitely out and crocheting would have to be limited to larger yarns and hooks – not the small size 6 steel hook and size 10 thread called for in the pattern. The gift I chose was a hot pad. For 2 days I was in a crochet frenzy determined to finish. The free pattern can be found here: http://freevintagecrochet.com/free-potholder-patterns/spool164/petticoat-fever-potholder . Pictures of the completed present are on my Facebook page MGNinaLee.
With the gift done and clothes carefully chosen and packed into suitcases I began to load the car. As I tracked back and forth from the driveway to the house I was reminded that sometimes our plans change and being able to adjust and bend with the circumstances is required. It wasn’t the way I chose but that is the way life is sometimes. We plan and organize for one situation and end up going in a different direction. I have a saying “Want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans”. What I have learned is God is always able to enable us to do whatever He has planned for us to do. And that is a great comfort as I set my alarm clock for 3 a.m.