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Best Laid Plans

Sometimes best laid plans
can definitely abort.
They did yesterday.

You may recall that
I was hoping to meet kids –
Yes, my great-grandkids.

And I was concerned
about my granddaughter, Hope,
at the hospital.

She came yesterday
with her hubby and two kids,
but I wasn’t there.

I ended up in
the Emergency Room…
A weird accident!

I misjudged the step
up onto the sidewalk curb.
Fell forward quickly.

My little finger
caught all of my body’s weight.
Dislocated it!


I didn’t get to
hold my granddaughter’s hand –
or eat lunch with them.

Oh, what a bummer!
But my troubles are so small
compared to others.

Hope was expecting
our great-grandchild number 5.
Today she lost her.

A broken finger
pales in comparison.
My heart reaches out.

Yes, our best laid plans
can disappear in a flash –
or a careless fall.

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

In your great despair,
keep thoughts always positive.
Let lessons teach you.

Slow down and beware!
Let your errs make you wiser.
No, never despair!

Know that Christ Jesus
is with you in your troubles.
Rely on His love.

Psalm 34:17-18

When the righteous cry for help,
the Lord hears and delivers them
out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.

My prayers go out to Hope & Drew.

I look to the Lord
in whom my strength and healing
abides and helps me.

Pray with me today, will you?

“Dear Heavenly Father,
Be with Hope and Drew as they mourn
the loss of their unborn baby.
Help them understand Your will
and know the blessing of the two they have.
Be with me (Jan) and the finger
that needs to heal…
Provide comfort –
– and the lesson to be learned.
In Jesus’ name,

Thanks for visiting JanBeek
and expressing your love
and concern for us.

I appreciate you.
See ya tomorrow (God willing)

Comments on: "Best Laid Plans" (38)

  1. Fran McNeill said:

    So sad to hear about the baby’s death. Prayers lifted up for her and family and for your healing. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  2. Jessy B. said:

    Praying for comfort and healing.

  3. Elaina Colby said:

    I’m so sorry to hear that Hope and Drew lost their baby. My prayers and thoughts go out to them and to you as well.
    I had never heard Whitney Houston sing β€œI Look to You”. Very moving.

  4. Prayers for your speedy recovery and praying for comfort and healing for Hope and Drew

  5. Amen.

  6. fritz2007 said:

    Praying steadfastly . Love from Deni Sent from the all new AOL app for Android

  7. Anonymous said:

    I’m sorry to learn about Hope – but am pleased her absence wasn’t for an even worse reason. I hope your finger heals quickly. X

  8. Sunny De said:

    Ohhhhhh man πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜“πŸ˜’😫😭 I’m SOOOOOO sorry to read that Hope and Drew lost their baby. I’m sure she’s feeling devastated. My heart goes out to her and Drew. And my poor dear momma with your broken finger! Or was it “just” dislocated? Painful!!!! My prayers go out to Hope and to you for a quick recovery. Love youuuuu!!! πŸ™β€οΈπŸ™β€οΈπŸ™β€οΈπŸ™β€οΈπŸ™β€οΈ

    • Thank you, DeDe. It was both – and thank you for your words of comfort and prayers for healing. Sending love ❀️ your way.

  9. How very sad for you and your granddaughter! I pray you both recover well from this. Yes, compared to those in Ukraine, our troubles are just mosquito bites! Hang in there!

    • Thank you, {{{Dwight}}}. I will pass your good wishes on to Hope & Drew, too. πŸ‘πŸ½β€οΈ

  10. Hope the finger heals super soon. And hope Hope finds great strength at this hour. Thank you for your message of love and positivity even in the face of hardships and absurdities of life.

  11. Words can never express the comfort that a person such as I want to convey at such a time as this. I pray that God covers you all with His presence and that all of You feel His sweet embrace. You are all in my prayers. Sending love and prayers your way.

  12. Love and strength to Hope and Drew at this sad time.

  13. Sue Booth said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today. I’m so sorry Hope and Drew lost their baby girl, but she is in the Lord’s hands and will be well cared for by Jesus.
    Love to all!

  14. I’m so very sorry, jan. For all of it.

  15. Hi Jan
    Sending prayers and hugs. May God comfort Hope and her family.
    I hope your finger heals quickly!

  16. I feel your sadness Jan. Two of our daughters have lost a child early in a pregnancy. With faith and prayer, each has experienced the miracle of children. One daughter through adoption several months ago and one son born a couple of months ago. I pray that Hope and Drew will experience the birth of a future child. At the same time, I pray for your quick healing. God’s peace.

  17. Anonymous said:

    You are such a blessing to others. Let friends send blessings to you andyour granddaughter at this difficult time. Love and miss that smiling face.

    • Thank you, sweet friend. I appreciate and love you! Am headed to go get the finger wrap freshened up. Have an orthopedic hand specialist appointment Wednesday.

  18. Anonymous said:

    First I do hope & pray that /Drew & Hope find peace & healing. The sun always returns & brings with it a new day, a clean slate I say. Be positive right now & concentrate on the needs of your precious children you have. Grief will pass in time. My heart goes out to you as I too have experienced death with several in family. I can pray for you from afar. Love, Bonnie

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