Scholarship recipient and three-time state champion, I graduated with a plan. I would marry an academic, athletic man, which I did. We would have brilliant, talented children and bask in glory. A career change catalyzed major depression; my husband stayed in bed for years. Goals of grandeur dissolved into struggles for survival; commitment tested, money limited, hope dim. Today. No scholarships earned, no championships won. My husband treasures me; our generous-hearted children hug us and laugh together; the family kneels in prayer, thanking God for our blessings. I planned for success. God gave me joy. His plan is better.
What is yours?