I Never Would Have Imagined…

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I never would have imagined…
That my parents would divorce when I was 15. We were a Christian family, Christian families don’t get divorced. At least that’s what I thought.

If they hadn’t then I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I would not have learned some very important lessons, and I wouldn’t be able to help others going through the same thing.

I never would have imagined…
That I would not be a teacher. Since I was six year old, I planned on being a teacher when I grew up. I knew that that was what I wanted to do when I went to college, but over those few years in college, those plans changed. I figured out that that was not what God had for me even though I had planned on it my whole life!

If I had become a teacher I probably would not be interested in writing and blogging as much as I am. I wouldn’t have found this special gift that God has for me. I wouldn’t have had time.

I never would have imagined…
That I would be a military wife. I knew nothing about military life. Growing up, I always thought I would be a pastor’s wife.

Again, God had other plans for me. He knew what was best. If I was not a military wife, I would not have made the friends I have, or have the life I have that I love so much. I know it’s good for me. It has made me stronger. And God knew that this life was exactly what I needed!

I never would have imagined… that I would miscarry my first baby.
No one plans on having a miscarriage. The fact that this one could have been avoided had I known about my health problems earlier, makes me even more sad.

If I hadn’t miscarried, then I would not have Adam. God knew what he was doing even though at the time I did not. I honestly would not change anything because I could not live without my little boy!
I never would have imagined… that I would have a lot of health problems.
Growing up, I was one who hated to take medicine. I would try and get out of it as much as I could. Now, there is no way I can do that. I look at others and ask why do they get to be so healthy when I have all these problems.

I know there are people a lot worse off and I have a LOT to be thankful for. If I didn’t have these problems I would not have learned that it’s ok to have problems, it does not mean you are broken. I would not have faced my fears of being sick a lot.

I never would have imagined I would be where I am today. Everything that has happened has made me who I am today. So often in life we try to write our own stories. We think we know what is best, but in reality we know nothing, only God knows. Everything that happens, happens for a reason. You may not know or understand why at the time, but someday you will look back and see God’s hand in it.

What is something YOU never would have imagined?

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  1. I was a stay at home mom… raised my kids in the church..did it by the book..ate every meal together..my kids loved being with the family…then one day my daughter ran off with her boyfriend and we didn't hear from her for over 2 years. I am still on this journey of accepting the path that God has set for me but the book The Red Sea Rules has really helped..like you said..God isn't surprised…he has a plan

    Thanks for posting this…

  2. I never would have imagined going to Bible College when I was 19, I always thought it would be something I'd do "later" – BUT if I hadn't, I may not have met my fiance!

  3. This was great!
    I could never have imagined my family would be going to St. Kitts as missionaries! But even though the crime is so bad I am still excited to see what God is going to do!

  4. WE can never imagine our life to be as perfect for us as the life God plans for us… Everything we go through molds us into who GOD knows we need to be….

  5. I never would have imagined that God would choose to save me out of the family he did. I look around and it totally breaks my heart that my family is not saved, and yet I feel all the more humbled because I know I didn't do a single thing to earn free grace and salvation. God's mercies are endless and I think, like you, we all need to learn to see the beauty in what He gives us, no matter what 🙂

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