If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know that I am a super calculated, kinda maybe a little over the top, PLANNER!!! I like to have a plan. I like to know what I need to do and how I’m going to accomplish it. I need deadlines and order. I need lists and notes. I. Need. A. Plan.
So, each night when Bill and I head to bed. He usually unwinds with a book. Quiet time before he dozes off to sleep. Not me. I am lying there planning out the next day. I need to do this and that and the other thing. I sleep with a notepad by the bed because I’m convinced that I make plans in my sleep!!! I wake up and have ideas or thoughts that I’m afraid I will forget in the morning. My mind never stops. And though I spend many a day (and night) making plans, things don’t always go accordingly. And I am quickly learning that there is a plan bigger than mine and sometimes my plan isn’t always the best.
Our fourth day on the farm was a true testament to that. I had a plan. A short list of errands that needed to be done before we started work on the house. And boy was I thrown for a loop!! Here’s a little recap of Thursday, September 15, 2016… our fourth day on the farm.
So, we had a couple guys come out and give us estimates on the hardwoods. And as I suspected the bigger plan was better than mine. Since, I am writing this in retrospect, I can tell you that ::spoiler alert:: the floors turned out amazing!! Don’t worry, we did an entire video the day the floors were done and I can’t wait to share that one with you because we did something super unique with our floors!!
But for now, here’s a picture that I took of the dining room on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Yellow-ish floors, navy blue wall, khaki wall…
And here it was all decked out for Christmas, just 12 weeks later. Dark floors. Gray and white walls. And our little rustic farmhouse touch.
Our fourth day on the farm was a bit frustrating, yes. And we STILL didn’t get the locks and door knobs switched out because the tool we bought didn’t really do what we needed it to do. So, yes, sometimes things don’t go as planned. And if I were writing this back on the day it happened, I imagine I would be writing with a much different tone. But in hindsight, it all worked out. And I guess that’s the moral of the story. We may have a plan in place and that plan may be torn to shreds. But know, that there is a bigger plan that will always be what’s best for us!! I am learning, myself, to loosen the grip on what I think is best and trust that in the end, it will all work out!! We have His promise!
‘And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.’
If you like following our journey to creating home here on the farm, you can check out the entire ‘Fourteen Days to Farmhouse’ (to date) by clicking on any of the boxes below. And be sure to hop over to Facebook and Instagram for all the day-to-day happenings on the farm. We’ll see you there!!
Day One: Tour of the Farmhouse
Day Two: Painting and Storage Delivery
Day Three: Unpacking and Cleaning the Barn
Day Four: When Things Don’t Go As Planned