Here are a few of the spectacularly convenient events that happened my first month of not working.
- Malachi had his first trip to the emergency room to get his forehead glued back together and then was sick for 5 days.
- Hads got croup.
- Our dryer went out. (I successfully fixed it last year, but this time it was beyond me. However, I did get shocked in the attempt which is something I can add to my resume. The $25 dryer I got from a garage sale 10 years ago served me well so I said “thank you” like Marie Kondo and sent it on it’s way.)
- Bought a new nicely priced dryer that fits the needs of frugal me.
- New dryer didn’t work.
- Called an electrician.
- New dryer worked all along, but obviously other things needed to be fixed in my 100+ year old house.
- The sole came off the only pair of boots I owned.
- Bought a pair of $90 boots for $30.
- Found a spot during an annual breast exam. Had to have a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. Everything’s golden, but that was definitely quite the scare.
- Had a flat on my way home from OKC. (Had the flat 20 seconds from a tire shop that was accompanied by a man that reminded me of my grandpa Gene. If you know him, you know I was in good hands.)
- Got a new tire and they sent me on my way.
I started this month on a no-spending spree. It didn’t necessarily go flawlessly with all these crazy happenings, but I like to just take things as they come with positivity. I remember when Kyle and I first started talking about me quitting my job. At first the “what if _____” questions overwhelmed us. After meditating on several different scriptures over the few months before my last day and simply having a big faith in God’s provision we realized that the “what if’s” are insignificant next to God’s magnificence.
- What if our dryer bites the dust?
- What if our kid has to go to the ER?
- What if our cars poop out on us?
- What if we have medical expenses come up?
- What if my $30 pair of musketeer boots (Kyle loves so much. HA) I’ve had for four years decide to shred to pieces and I’m left wearing tennis shoes with my dresses because we can’t afford new ones?
You know what else happened this month? I found a $938 dollar insurance refund check in the mail. I don’t know if God would ever say, “mic drop”…but this would be a pretty good place to say it.
“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” Malachi 3:10
Have big faith!
Bye friends! 🙂