A friend of mine just had his third baby at the ripe age of 55. A completely unplanned pregnancy, my friend is now living with a 6-month old and he is fantastically excited! He recognizes any retirement plans he made are now out the window – he expects to be working into his 70s. He knows the family trips he imagined with his older kids will need to change to accommodate the youngster. Very little about his life’s plans resemble what they were a year ago. And he couldn’t be happier.
I find this inspirational. So many choices in this life, yet sometimes circumstances befall us that we didn’t expect or ask for. It’s a different mindset but we still have a choice how we will respond to the cards we are dealt.
As unexpected circumstances descend upon me, I’ll think of my friend who is up in the middle of the night with a crying infant, outwardly exhausted but inwardly glowing and grateful.