Just thought I would show you my track record with saying "I will never..."
1. I will never be a teacher.
I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a pediatrician. (Even though for a few moments when I was young I would tell people I wanted to be a child's pediatrician ...hmmmm......didn't know there was any other type of pediatrician. :) After a year and a half of college and meeting Russ....I just did not have a peace about staying in pre-med. I wanted it to be right so badly but it just wasn't. I remember driving home from Oxford to tell my parents I was switching to education. I taught for several years and now work at a girl's group home. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.....perhaps I will just always do different jobs....which is okay with me!!
2. I will never enter the gates of Camp Lake Stephens again.
I went to Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford, MS for the first time as a third-grader. I had a horrible time...which included a hill, a tornado, a paper-bag, and lots of screaming and crying. I stated that I would NEVER be back. Since that day I have now....attended camp there as an 18 year old, worked two summers as a camp counselor, met my husband through Camp Lake Stephens, was proposed to at the lake at camp, AND was married there. How is that for a "I will never" statement???
3. I will never adopt from Ethiopia.
That's right. We were given a pamphlet on Ethiopian adoption in 2008. I threw it in the trash and stated that we would never do that.
4. I will never live in New Albany (or Tupelo) when I grow up.
I loved where I grew up but I wanted out. I wanted to move away from the area and even stated that I would never live in New Albany or Tupelo when I grew up. I have now lived in Tupelo for almost 4 years :)
I love when these happen....it just shows me how so not-in-control I am and how much God has worked on my heart. I am so thankful that He knows best and that He knows my heart/desires/wishes more than I. Be careful what you say I will never to.....you just never know :)
What are some of your "I will never's?"