The thing is we are really fairly simple people. My husband and I agreed from the get-go that we would be a one income traditional family. It's our life and our choice.. If more people paid attention to what really mattered in life we would have less problems..
Through the years we have had hard times and considered me going to work. But the hard times versus me working outside the home was not worth the time it would take from our family. So we have learned to live with less.. Some times way less than we would like too but that is the way it is..
Kyle has worked construction(masonry) for 18 years.. The last 3 years he has been laid off for extended periods of time.. 3 months, 5 months and now we are at over a month.. He has also always worked Union. Well the union has provided some good opportunities for him in the way of teaching him a trade. But its not always a good thing either. But for the most part its been a good thing..
However.. We have struggled the last 3 years trying to recover each year from him being laid off for long periods of time. Barely getting caught back up before he is laid off again.. . We got rid of Credit cards, loans and car payments several years ago. We pay cash for vehicles and if we don't have the cash for it we don't buy it.. Simple as that...
In our society you can see that the LOVE of Money has caused all sorts of problems. Many people quote a bible scripture like this that money is root of All evil... When in reality it goes like this. For the LOVE of Money is the root of all Evil.... 1 Timothy 3:16 The bible also acknowledges that Money is necessary.. But when you start loving it and wanting more and more with never being satisfied then we have caused it to be a replacement for the things that matter most in this life.. Like Faith... Family and Life!...
Now this is not to say we have it all figured out and can live on $50 a week.. no we get cranky about money problems or upset but find when we put it into God's hand to work out he comes through above and beyond what we can imagine.. I feel like our life is fixing to make a big change. I had this feeling before and it worked out to the good for our family. Now if we can just hold on till the light at the end of the tunnel gets a little brighter to see a clear direction we will be doing good.. ..
Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Oh and We have 8 days till first due date possible on the goat girls.... OH MY!! EIGHT DAYS!!!! In the mean time I have Homemade pizza to make for our church's Valentine party.. Disbudding baby goats for friends and watching the cutest little bug of a baby girl..