Saturday, November 5, 2011

Never Say Never....

Never say never.......

I always scoffed at the idea of buying clothes for pets. Not that I look down my nose at those who do because what others want to do is completely fine. I just personally never wanted to have a pet that needed that sort of attention. Funny thought considering how much I baby my fuzzy boys.

Oh well.....
So little Mr Conguito spent the first 5 years of his life in Texas where the weather was always warm and it seemed to never ever rain. Now that winter is setting in here in the NW with its winds and damp chills, we are finding this little boy trembles a lot.

Recently I was in Walmart holding up three little sweaters against my chest so that my daughter could take a cellular snapshot and get family opinion on which comfy knit to purchase for my fuzzy.  A tall gentleman walked down the isle and stopped to size up our situation. He leaned over towards me and said, "They are all stylish for you but I am not sure they are quite your size."

I had to laugh as I thought of the funny implication and how God uses so many situations to teach me to watch my words and assumptions with that word....never.

I never thought I would not be baby-sitting my niece.
I never imagined I could actually pursue playing a cello.
I never pictured myself panicking at the results of a mammogram.
I never figured I would walk a 10 mile race.
I never believed I would be brave enough to get a tattoo.
I never thought I could get to this date, just a couple days shy of a year since Daddy passed, and not have tears fill my eyes with random thoughts of him.

When I look back over my experiences of the last year.....there are several things that I had labeled as an imagined never. They are things that I had put limits on. Thank God He has a different plan in mind that He has mapped out for me. He believes in me so much more than I give myself credit for doing. He sees me in my potential and giftings without limitations. As a matter of fact, He see us all that way.....complete and whole in Him.

Thank You God for your goodness and Your plan for us.


  1. Oh Jules, my sweet Chase loves her pj's and has a cute little blue raincoat which she also do I know? Well, the pj's she lies down on her back for me to put them on her and stands by the umbrella stand for her raincoat! Going to get her a nice sweater for winter now, thanks to your inspiration!

  2. Hi Sandi. Chase sounds quite adorable. My mom's little girl dog is the same way. Whenever she gets a new dress she prances around so proud of her new frilly lace.

  3. Good Morning Jules! Your post made me so true! And I love the image I have of you holding up the fuzzy clothes and a tall gentlemen taking a chance to say something so cute!

    Kinda exhilerating thinking of what wonderful "nevers" God has for us. Kinda fitting for the season we are entering...hope.

    Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  4. Good morning Lailani. I agree. I am so glad that Papa God doesn't limit me and He to my own expectations. Through Him the possibilities are endless and exciting, fulfilling and dreams realized.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving with overflowing memories.

  5. I love this thought, "He sees me in my potential and giftings without limitations" and am so glad it's true. There are some "never thoughts" we've faced this year as well, but God remains faithful.

  6. Hi Bryan. I am so glad that you recognize God's hand working in your life. God is so very faithful. It is His nature. He can't be any other way. That so thrills me.

    As I sat here this evening reading your comment, I couldn't help but think of a song I keep hearing on the radio called Blessings by Laura Story. It so impacts me. I will paste some of the lyrics below in case you are interested. Thank you for visiting and God bless you richly.

    'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
    What if Your healing comes through tears
    And what if a thousand sleepless nights
    Are what it takes to know You’re near
    What if my greatest disappointments
    Or the aching of this life
    Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
    And what if trials of this life
    The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
    Are Your mercies in disguise

  7. Oh, Jules....Your puppy is adorable! What a picture. I'm with you on never imagining I'd put clothes on a dog....but oh my! Rosie looks SO cute in them...and after 2 boys, I get to dress a 'girl'! LOL

    LOVED this post!! You always say it so very well.

    I know the holidays are tough. I miss my dad so much...and now that mom has alzheimer's...her, too.

    Thanksgiving Blessings to you, Jules. And DO try the Pumpkin Pie Martinis I posted. They're scrumptious!! xoxoxoxoxoxox

  8. Hi Carol. Thank you for smiling with me and being such a blessing. I came across a woman yesterday that had on one of your necklaces. It so made me smile to see how your handiwork and prayers have traveled around. Made me feel closer to you.


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