Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How Did I Get Here From There?

When I was in high school, I thought I would graduate and become a flight attendant and travel the world. A gas crisis caused the airlines to layoff personnel, not hire more.

Plan B, go to college and study to be an adolescent psychologist. After graduation, I was supposed to go to graduate school. Uh, marriage and a baby followed, but not school.

With a husband who had left to seek "greener pastures," I tried graduate school whilst taking care of my infant daughter but it was too much. Off to work I went.

Seven years later, I met Himself. He told me I would never have to work more than part-time. ~heavy sigh~ That never happened and then The Boy was born.

The Boy is now twenty-two years old and I am a disabled "homemaker" who has helped take care a our granddaughter since the day she was born.

Things didn't turn out as I had planned. However, I am so happy to be able to be here for my precious girl.

How did I get here? I've stopped wondering and am trying to just live with what God has blessed me with. g


  1. Gail,

    Life takes interesting twists and turns, you can only control so much of it. I did NOT want to be a flight attendant, and yet, that is the job I ended up with (United, 10 years). I did this because my dad kept pressuring me to apply. I kinda wanted him to stop bugging me about it. But, because of my job, I met my husband, so everything turned out the way it was supposed to. I no longer fly, I am at home with my 2 sons, and I am really loving my life right now.

    Found you thru a to z, will be back to read more!


  2. Lovely post. I'm wondering often at the moment how I got here and what happened to the original plan but it's a lovely thought to try to live with what we've been given.

    Nikki – inspire nordic

  3. Hi Gail

    Best thing is to try and live with what God has blessed us with. That is my endeavour too.

  4. Life never turns out the way we expect, but it always turns out a certain way for a certain reason (which we may not understand til later):)
    Happy A-Zing!