Sunday, July 18, 2010

I will never....

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 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 just never know :)

What are some of your "I will never's?"


Anonymous said...

Ha! These are great! Some of my personal best are that I would never own a 'teal' vehicle (bought my first car, a was teal), that I would marry someone TALL (Matt has one inch on me, haha!), that I would NEVER have a christmas baby (sam's due date was 12/24), and there is another one but I cannot remember it right now. Just a few of my personal best. I tell everyone now to never tell God what you will or won't do. Everytime I have He has handed it to me on a silver platter and said 'enjoy'. ;)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved this post...Your blog is great.
Happy Sunday.....Giveaway late tonight..
also have a new post on my other blog, A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING with more of this more EASY chances to win.

Joy said...

I was never going to marry a shorter man, and never going to marry my friend Geoff...uh huh.

Rhonda said...

I'm thinking of reviewing my "I will never list" since reading this old post. It will give me a heads up on what actually probably will happen in the future. ha,ha:) I must confide that I am living in one of my"I will never" moments right now....and it is a good thing after all.