Friday, November 12, 2010

14 Days of Thanks - Day 2

I am sitting in a Starbucks this morning, enjoying a cup of yummy Peppermint Mocha. I am about to head off to work to complete a bid that I have been working on & to receive an order from a new customer. A few months ago, I made a very difficult decision to quit working at the restaurant. A decision that I probably made a few months too soon, financially speaking. I felt like having two jobs was killing me & I was never seeing my kids. So instead, I chose to live without any extras for a few months, but I am home by 4:30, with every weekend free. That to me, is worth more than a few hundred extra dollars.

This was a new concept for me because I always chose making money in the past. I didn't know how to be okay with less, by choice. I've certainly had my financial struggles & had to adjust to less....but to CHOOSE to make less for the better good of my family was a really cool lesson. There is one thing about being completely broke & not knowing where your next dollar is coming appreciate EVERYTHING! A cup of coffee is a reward, going out to eat is a major event, going out of town (if only for a night) seems like a world class vacation. You really find out what you can live without when you have nothing. While it has been a difficult journey, (that I sometimes thought would completely break me) the Lord used my circumstance to make me better. I am sure that he opened this door of change for me to walk through a 1000 times before I saw it, but He never gave up on me. I am grateful!

So today I am thankful that the Lord is sending me some new business to make things a little bit easier. I am thankful that He led me into the lives of the Blundell Family, who have not only hired me to work for them when I was completely down on my luck but have also become some of my closest friends. They have been amazing to me & to my children. I love them! Thank you Lord for these wonderful blessings! Thank you for never giving up on me!


  1. My beautiful Grandmother....she is such an amazing woman... She is coming from Miami to take care of my daughter while I am sick....a drop of a hat she is wonderful!!! Id be lost without her!!!!

  2. Choosing to be with your children more is a decision you will never regret! :-) When we found our we were expecting, we made a list of all the things we could cancel, sell, stop buying...etc. I will never regret giving up my DVR and satellite TV for the chance to stay home with my baby!

  3. I was just wondering how you are doing. I followed Kayleigh's blog. I saw when you started you Marriage blog and when you and Adam split up. I've prayed for you often. Tonight I was reminded of you and once again I said a prayer. I hope that you and the kids are doing well. You are still an encouragement to women.

    Love in Christ,