We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:1-3 (NLT)

Perfect weather! Perfect accommodations! Perfect company! Perfect celebration! It was a wonderful week of family, sun, and fun. Each one enjoys going to Mexico because there is nothing to do but relax. You could find everyone, from the grandgirlies to Papa, in their favorite spots each day (pool for the girls and the lounge chair on the patio for Papa!) Yet, just like the storybook, all good things must come to an end. Being a technologically savvy family, we all stopped by the business center to print out our boarding passes the day before we left. Suddenly, our perfect vacation screamed to a halt. An error in the booking process left one mommy and three little girls with no flight home. Not to worry. We marched over to the concierge and an hour later, everyone had a flight home. Unfortunately, the new flight required mommy and the three girls to move to another hotel and leave a day later with 4-hour layover in LA before arriving in San Francisco. The girlies were thrilled to spend another day at the pool but it was not exactly what we all had planned. As I thought about it later, I realized that I had jumped back into my take-control-of-the-situation mode and never once stopped to ask God for help and direction. Gracious Father that He is, we found a solution but I know He would have preferred that we check in with Him and ask for wisdom and guidance. “Forgive me Lord, for running ahead of You. Thank you for checking my spirit and reminding me that your plans are always for our best. Stop me the next time before I lurch into control-mode and steer me onto Your straight path…your grateful Daughter.”