Posted on August 13, 2019

What was the plan again? - Gebo's

Growing up I had a plan for my life. I’m pretty sure most of us have had a vision of what our life is going to look like as we become adults, at least I hope I’m not the only one! The plan was to become an OB nurse and work in a big hospital helping women meet their new babies. Sounds pretty solid, right? Now, looking back, I can see where maybe there was a miscommunication somewhere. I said OB nurse, but God heard swine birthing facilitator! WHAT!?! I knew nothing about swine, except that I loved pork chops and I thought piggies were cute when they were little.

Now for those of you who are wondering, what the heck is she talking about, well, I wanted the job to sound a little more professional than pig midwife! When I say job, I mean my son calls me when he needs my help to pull a stuck baby from one of his sows. I haven't seen any paycheck from this job! What I have seen though, is the miracle of life when these piglets are born. I have seen the gratitude in my son’s face because this is his dream and I’m helping it to come true.

You are probably wondering what this has to do with anything, but I promise there is a point! See, when I was making MY plans, there was someone smarter than me moving in a way that was more perfect than anything I could have done on my own. He knew that I would have a son that would need a mom who was not squeamish when it came to such things as birthing piglets. He had a better plan than mine! Now, when I make plans I do it knowing that it may not look the way I think it should. It might look even better!


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