We had it all planned. I would visit our daughter and her family for a couple of days until Tom finished with a trade show. On his way home he would pass through Atlanta where I would meet him at the airport and board the same plane for home.
All worked out great, that is until Tom’s original flight was delayed. With only a 35 minute connection time between flights–guess what? We missed our connection and ended up spending one more night at our daughter’s home. We were grateful for a plan B.
How like marriage! We can make the best of plans thinking all is going to go perfectly and then, someone doesn’t communicate or show up on time. What was supposed to be one way ends up being a completely different plan.
How do you handle missed connections in your marriage? It’s important to have a plan B before the need arises for one. If you don’t have one most likely an argument will ensue.
Plans change, but God is sovereign. Realizing this will help you go with the flow, instead of missing your connection. Why carry such unnecessary baggage? Nowadays you have to pay for extra luggage on airlines, no sense carrying the weight of conflict around in your relationship–that will really cost you in the long run, and it’s a weight we weren’t meant to carry.
How do you handle things when plans change? What happens when your spouse is late or when there is a miscommunication?
Fortunately, my wife is the planner in our relationship and she always has a plan B 🙂 However, when there’s a missed connection or miscommunication between her and me – my tactic is to try and be quiet for as long as I can so that I don’t make things worse. I know it’s not the best tactic, but it’s better than hurtful remarks. My wife on the other hand is very adept at using “…a quiet word turns away wrath…” type approach. I think there’s a lesson there for me.
Tor, you’re controlling your tongue in the heat of the moment–very wise, so much like Tom. I wish I could say I followed in your wife’s footsteps by having quiet words. But I’m purposing to grow more in that arena. God is faithful to help me–which I’m thinking will be a life-long pursuit.
Good to hear from you! When is your wife due? Our daughter is 33 weeks tomorrow with her third. 🙂 Happy times.