Today’s Word from Deacon Amy…

Sometimes things don’t turn out the way that we hope they will. Sometimes we make promises that we fully intend to keep, but later discover to be unrealistic. Sometimes our plans and dreams are thrown off track and we need to make new plans. I’ve heard it said that your success in life is dependent on your ability to adapt to Plan B. What they don’t mention is that adapting to Plan B can often be uncomfortable.

My family is in a position of needing to make adjustments and adaptations due to plans and dreams that were not meant to be. My husband, Allen, and I have made the very difficult decision to end our marriage. This is, of course, a very emotional and trying time for all of us, my daughters included.

This is not the reality that we had dreamed of. This does not fit into the plans that we had made. We are not upholding promises that we had made to each other. This is not what was “supposed” to happen. But for many reasons, this is what needs to happen.

We are sad, and we are hurting, but we will move forward, and we will adjust to Plan B, or C, or whatever may come next.

There are still many unknowns, as with any major life change, but here is what we do know: my daughters and I will remain in our home and keep our little farm going, Allen will stay on the island and continue his handyman/construction business, and we will all continue in our service to and relationships with the people of Trinity Lutheran Church, and the South Whidbey community.

We feel so very blessed to be a part of this amazing community. We have made so many friends, and truly feel that we are among family when we are at Trinity. Thank you for caring for us, supporting us, and praying for us.

With love,
Deacon Amy