Finally! Summer vacation time is here! We have waited all year, back breaking work, brain draining school work and finally it is time. Drum roll please.
Months of planning. Scrapping and saving for even more months. Watched countless tricks and tips videos. Read endless expert blogs. Packed and repacked our bags. And now, the kids are squeezed in the transportation and we are off. Headed to the most magical place on earth! A once in a lifetime trip…Disney, here we come! Yaaaaaay!!!
Last night, as we were preparing our departure, I was failing miserably to mute my excitement; my husband found it quite comical. In a sly grin, he chuckled and called me a “big kid”. In a snap, I replied, “I’m not excited about going to Disney for me, I am excited about telling our kids we are going to Disney. I can’t wait to watch them experience it!”
You see, as I write this, we are rolling south east, in the big white rented van and they still don’t know. They are oblivious. No clue! They believe we are going to the beach, again. We have worked months at this level of deceit…forgive us Lord.
It was in this possibility of ultimate surprise, as I spoke these words to my husband, God said to me…”that’s how I feel about the things I have in store for you!”
I was reminded in an instant. He has so many good things in store just for us. He is a good father! Just as I am so excited to see my kids experience what we have been storing up for them, God feels the same thing about us, His children.
All is not lost. He has not forgotten. He is waiting until the perfect time- for the big reveal. The wonderful Surprise!
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV