"There's what?" he asks.
I am bursting with excitement, ready to share, to explain, to tell him.
"The grid!" I almost shout.
Raising an eye brow, he questions, "The grid?" He smiles, waiting patiently for my explanation.
"Yes, let me introduce you to what I call The Grid." We've been married long enough for him to know I like to give everything a name whether it needs one or not. I am still explaining as I point out the names of our four precious blessings, then run my finger down the far left column, "...and every subject." His eyes trace over the paper. I conclude my tour with an exuberant voice, "And here in the middle you will eventually find all the curriculum for next year!"
Quietly, I add,
He starts to laugh, and I heartily join him, knowing the reality.
In his heart a man plans his course,
but the LORD determines his steps.
Next year will be our seventh year of homeschooling. Seven seasons of planning, searching for the 'best' curriculum, method, books, and prices for each child's education. These seasons of planning quickly slip into seasons of implementing, modifying plans, fine-tuning approaches, and sometimes altering plans completely.
Many are the plans in a man’s heart,
but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.
We stop laughing.
There is a twinkle in his eyes as he smiles and tells me,
"I like how you added possibly."
-----------------------At the beginning of this current school year, I typed and printed both of these verses to place on the front cover of my main planner as a reminder to me.