Friday, September 14, 2012


It kind of hit me today.

{ I am NEVER this shocked when my wallet is empty. ;-) }

We don't have the money to replace our dryer that died today.
We had to pay a hefty fee to fix our home A/C this summer.
We don't have the money to replace the sprayer at our kitchen sink that leaks.
We paid for 2 E.R. visits during the summer, one of which included an ambulance ride.
We don't have the money to replace the recessed light above our bathtub.
We just paid $75 for antibiotics for our daughter.
We had to put our car in the shop about a month ago.
We don't have the money to get our lawnmower fixed.
We had to buy the more expensive meds for our dog since his regular brand isn't currently being produced.
We don't have the money to decorate another nursery.
I don't even have the money to get my hair cut!

But you know what? We have a nice house. We have two vehicles that {currently} run. Every month, we are able to pay our bills. My air conditioner is running right now. Our washing machine works, and our dishwasher works. We are able to buy groceries each week. We have a computer, a printer, a TV, and two gaming consoles. Every night, we sleep in a cozy bed and get a good night's sleep. Our home is protected by a burglar alarm system. We have furniture to sit on in every room of our house. Both of our toilets work, and all of our faucets work. We are incredibly blessed to have our adoption fund almost complete. I have a coffee maker that I program to make my coffee at 6:30 each morning. We have clothes to wear. And THIS list goes on & on. The list above pretty much stops where I ended it. But our blessings continue, despite my nagging, whining, & complaining.

God is good. All the time.

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. ~Matthew 6:27-29


  1. Hi! I love your blog. And I love your attitude! It's so easy to overlook the blessings in life when the negatives seem so big. Keep on going friend!

    Have a lovely week!

  2. Great posting. Thank you for sharing!