Wisdom From A Second Grader

This picture was taken on our trip to beautiful Oregon. Here are the rest. I want to go back!

At work today a second grade student was chatting away like kids love to do. Remember these oh so funny conversations? Here is a snippet of the conversation we had today:

Second Grader: We're going on a field trip tomorrow!
Mrs Walker (that's me): Oh awesome... where are you going?
Second Grader: I don't know where we're going, but I can't wait to get there!

Those words stuck in my head all day. Sometimes I feel like we have absolutely no direction for where we are going. Our life plans change almost weekly. Like when you're 5 and you're deciding what you want to be when you grow up..... except in this scenario we're 25. This used to completely stress me out. I need a plan, and I need to follow the plan or the world will come crashing down! I'm learning that this is not the case. It's ok that we don't have the next 10 years year planned down to the second. At least we have ideas, goals, and options! I just need to be patient. We may not know where we're going, but I have a feeling it's going to be so much fun getting there!

15 comments:

Happy Wife said...

Amen! super encouraging! thanks

Jamie Lane said...

I definitely agree. I told myself at 18 that I wouldn't get married until I was 28 but life had other plans for me! "The journey is the destination"!
Loved this. Kids say the greatest things. :)

Jamie said...

Love that picture :)

Such a true statement! Love it!

Chickavee said...

That's pretty darn awesome. If only we could have the mind of a child for all life's decisions....

Lindsay said...

Love this post :) Patience is something I definitely struggle with & am constantly working on!

Mel said...

Oh, my gosh I love this! Kids are so insightful, and they don't even know it!

everyone calls me bon bon said...

Yay Oregon! You should definitely come back and visit. Spring/Summer is absolutely gorgeous! xoxo

Ashley said...

Such a sweet & endearing sentiment. I love it. :)

-Mallori said...

beautiful picture, and such a good statement to think about!

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Brianne said...

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This post was beautiful, too... encouraging.

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Fran said...

I need this haha, I'm always stressing out because I have to have plan and know how I'm going to get "there"

Beautiful picture, btw :)

Emily, Ryan, and Noah said...

That's so cute. I love it!

samnhal said...

I love kid's logic, it's so simple. It's amazing how once you've decided on something, if God has a different plan that something isn't happening. I loved your Oregon pictures. It made me want to go there right now!

kira said...

Sometimes kids say the most genius things!

Ashley said...

What a beautiful picture! Makes me want to visit. :]