Lisa Jo is so great to host a few hundred bloggers weekly for Five
Minute Friday. This last Friday I took a few minutes on my lunch
break at work to pen the words that follow, but the post never
made it home. I share it with you today so give me grace,
I know it's Tuesday.

It’s been over 20 years since I began to really understand the phrase never say never. I never imagined I would marry a military man (or get married at the ripe old age of 18 for that matter!) I never imagined I would love being a stay at home mom, or that I would want to work from home instead of an office, or that I would be happy to go back to a traditional job after years of flexibility in order to meet a goal.

The list goes on and on…I never imagined my life looking like it does today.

I can’t say “I wouldn’t change a thing.” I would. I would change the many short-tempered responses, the impatient attitude towards my toddlers, and several decisions that came with long-term consequences.

And despite the fact I often joke that you should “never say never,” I will say it regarding my past:

I would never want to change what God has done in my life. The good and the bad, through the mess I’ve created,  and the mess others have given me make me who I am today.

Not because I’m all that. Lord knows there is more than enough room for improvement.

But because the greatest things, the most blessed gifts, were the things I never imagined. In fact, most of them aren’t things at all, but people.

My husband.

Airman and me at SkipperClan

My children.

Skipperclan and Kids

My friends.

Girlfriends in Seattle at SkipperClan

My adventures.


Thank you God for doing and being abundantly more in my life than I could ask or imagine.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

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