Ever notice how life throws you curves on a pretty regular basis - and pretty serious ones?
What did you want to be when you were a child? Didn't happen did it?
Remember when you were about to graduate high school and you knew exactly where you were headed? Took a different route didn't you?
How about that dream spouse you envisioned? He/she is great but not at all like the person you fantasized.
Who would have guessed you'd have the friends you have or the car you drive or the house you live in or attend the church you attend or the kind of kids you have?
It would be nice to have a crystal ball sometimes - just so you know what's coming. But my guess is that, even then, you would find a few surprises along the way.