Today wasn’t the day we had originally planned.
Plan A had been made months ago, finally after last years trip never happening we had planned an early anniversary trip. Nothing fancy, just a one night quick get-away to Branson. We booked the room over 2 months ago and were pumped to finally have something planned. After 5 years of parenthood we were finally going out of town for our first overnight trip. Then, then things changed. Thing changed for reasons more complicated than I care to try and explain in writing. To summarize things just weren’t working out the way we hoped they would to be able to leave the girls overnight. So, we felt it was in their best interest for us to just cancel. I thought I would be angry, or upset, or bummed but I wasn’t. I think this is Gods grace. I never once was upset about the change of plans. I knew we were doing what was best for the girls even though that meant sacrificing a trip.
So, we went with plan B. At first we didn’t have a plan B. But we figured one out. Russ already had the day off work why not make the best out of it! We decided to go out of town to spend some fun time together as a family. We slept in, comparatively speaking. Drove to Springfield and went to Russ’ sisters house for a quick visit. From there we left and went downtown. We took the girls to a real restaurant for lunch at The Springfield Brew Co. They were so well behaved and they actually ate their food which always equals a proud mommy moment. After that we took them to the Discovery Center for a fun filled action packed afternoon of over stimulation. After about 3 hours of more excitement than I could handle we stopped by a book store to grab a devotional book I had been eyeing for the girls and headed home. Today was a great day. Even though it wasn’t plan A and even when a trip that never seems to happen is once again delayed. Sometimes Plan B can be even better.
Spending time with the most important people in my life was just what I needed today.