Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Heads Or Tails Tuesday *Never Say Never*


One of my favorite bloggers, Skittles has started a Tuesday meme. It is LOTS of fun-so you'll wanna join us right away! If you click on the Heads or Tails logo - it will take you to the post to tell you more about the meme.

This week's topic is a Tails (which means we have to do exactly as the WoW queen says) - Never Say Never. So, we are supposed to tell about something we thought we would never do or say, but now we do/say that.

I never thought I would be as strong of an individual as I am now. I was always the child the whole family watched out for, and I honestly doubted I would make it as an adult on my own, especially 750 miles away from them.

I planned a high-school graduation party for my oldest step-daughter when I was 28 years old. You do the math. My boss asked me "Did you ever think you would be performing parental duties when you were this age?" My reply - "Never"

I survived (and handled quite well) a Winter lambing season which produced approximately 200 lambs. My husband fell very ill, my in-laws were out of state, and I had no other choice. There were many times throughout that situation that I thought to myself "I am never going to make it through this." But, I did. However, I can't take all the credit - I had some fabulous people giving of their time and assistance. LMQ's husband was absolutely a God send, and my neighbors from the farm down the road came to check on me and help each day. And, most importantly, God heard my prayers.

I never thought I would actually have so much pride in any of my 'hobbies', such as my writing and my photography. I never thought family and friends would actually be asking to see more of these creations, because I actually had talent.

I never thought I would handle this move and complete change in life as well as I have.

I also never thought some of the people I considered my best friends would be people whom I had never even met in person.

Oh, of course there are so many more - I never thought I would be divorced. After proving that one wrong, I never thought I would marry again. I never thought I would not have children. I never thought I would survive the loss of my grandparents. I never thought I would be diagnosed with a chronic condition. The list goes on and on.

There are so many things that we say 'never' to. But, when it comes down to it, we do not know which courses and turns out lives will take. There is no way of predicting which situations we will encounter, and, therefore, we cannot honestly predict how we would react when one of those situations come to be.

10 comments:

Vixen

Misty, that is a really great post. Have a good day.

Skittles

I love the way you are always so honest in your posts.. this is no exception.

I know you never thought you'd live so far from your dad and how much you miss him.

You know what they say. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

Skittles

P.S.

The WoW queen.. made me laugh, ya goof. :)

Mama Pajama

What a heartfelt and honest post! I feel like a learned a lot about you! I'm sorry to learn about your fibromyalgia. It sounds like you're a really strong person. I hope this flare up goes away soon!

bundle-o-contradictions

There are many "never"s I could have addressed. Some of yours remind me of them. They make me sad & I've posted those topics to death... We're still breathing, though, and will continue to do so until it's time to stop. I'm sending a smile your way & a promise to actually e-mail you when I get my home 'Puter working.
Happy Tuesday! :)

Anna

You just never know what life is going to throw at you! It may not have been what you would have chosen, but it's nice to look back and realize what a strong person you really are. Thanks for sharing.

Sassy Lucy

Your post was very powerful and moving for me...I have been sick, and in pain for years....and sit waiting to be diagnosed. Doctors said I didn't look like I had fibro, so they have never tested....this year it may be MS though, I need another MRI in January.
Gentle hugs to you new friend, thanks for visiting my blog.

Julie

An excellent post! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

katherine.

smile...who knew all you could do?

Natalie

It's amazing what life throws at us, huh? I'm finally learning to never say never...but not completely. LOL!

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