“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
– Psalm 139:16
Mom: “You know, it’s funny that you are becoming a dietitian. When you first told me you wanted to shadow a dietitian back in high school, I thought, “Ok… this girl who doesn’t like vegetables and is a picky eater wants to become a dietitian… sure…” I never thought you would do it, but I’ve seen how determined you are to get it and now here you are able to help me through this.”
Me: “That’s hilarious because the reason why I wanted to become a dietitian is because I wanted to find out what made all these foods healthy that you kept making me eat, because there was never a reason to eat it, just that it’s “good for you!””
Mom: “You know when you were a baby, [family friend] asked what I hoped you’d become. He was surprised when I didn’t say a doctor or lawyer, the typical Chinese parent wishes. I said I wanted you to go into agriculture because then you could feed the hungry and the poor, both physically and spiritually [Matthew 25:34-36]. I also wanted you to have a career where you can help people, so I have always prayed for that.”
Me: “Interesting. I never had any desire to go into business or law or med school whatsoever, but always knew I wanted a career where I could help people with food…”
Wow… God, You had all this planned from the start. How can I not put my trust in you to get Mom through this?
Fun fact: I also went to the university most famous for it’s agriculture program… that no one knows about in the West and that I only heard about through my piano teacher, of all people, who probably wanted me to go into music with her at UofC… God really works in mysterious ways.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
– Isaiah 55:8-9