Life really is. Strange and lovely and amazing and hard and thought provoking and so unexpected.
My life plan right before I met my love, my Dustin, went something like this: go to school, get a degree of some sort, date a lovely young man and then marry said young man once we fell madly in love right around the age of 25 and then have lots of babies (at least four) all before the age of 30 and work the whole time too. Oh and buy a house in the mix too.
What I didn't expect: meeting Dustin at 19 and loving him so completely then marrying him less than a year later. Dropping out of school half way through the program because I realized it wasn't what I wanted or needed in life. The sadness of wondering if we could have children and then realizing, or maybe more accurately, remembering that Heavenly Father knows me and loves me and will send our babies when they are supposed to come. Being a stay at home mom. I never expected that one. :) I didn't think it was a possibility in this day and age. And I didn't realize how strong I can be. How tough things can get even when you are with the person who is so completely for you and you for them. How much love can grow when you take good care of it and how it withers when neglected. How we can stretch and grow in ways we never wanted to stretch and grow. How two little girls can drive you so insane and yet make everything better with a hug; a kiss ; an I love you.
So I say again: life is strange. But it is so good.