Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Pin It Now! I've got some time to kill right now since I am one of those moms who actually watches my toddler while they play outside. Tired of perusing facebook, so I am just sitting here thinking. Thinking about all that has taken place in the last few months. I know I have already written a little about our economic adventure, but it's an ongoing process.

Sacrifice. The sacrifices my boys are having to make is mostly what I am thinking about at this very moment. Shiloh is too young to know what is going on, but the boys aren't. Compared to the rest of the "poor" in other parts of this world, our sacrifices are minuscule, I know, but the sacrifices my boys are making are real to them. As their mom, I deeply care, but hopefully the trials they are facing now will develop their character for later. Kids born with silver spoons hanging out of their mouths usually end up as selfish little brats and even worse as adults.

Allowance. Since October my boys haven't been getting any, not that they received a whole lot then, but it was at least something. It was a way for them to save up for a few months and be able to add to their Star Wars collection. They have both been very understanding and haven't really complained at all. They know that they are still expected to do their chores even without the hopes of a reward, at least not one in the form of cash. It warms my heart to see them acting so maturely over this matter. I hope we can make it up to them in the future!!!

Sports. Spring has sprung here in the desert. Weather is absolutely gorgeous. Baseball sign ups happened not too long ago but not for us. I honestly don't think Lincoln is all that upset about it, but Mullin was pretty disappointed. I know that in the long run, sitting out for a season won't be that big of a deal. As a parent, I really appreciate how Mullin is handling things. He acts so grown up for his age!!!

We are all definitely learning how to be content even with little. Even though I don't wish for our current circumstances to stay the same, I can honestly say it has done my soul some good. Hopefully our boys will remember this time in our lives and how their mommy and daddy handled it. For it's not horses and chariots we put our trust in, it's in God Almighty, and I truly believe He has our lives in His hands.

Guess that is it for now. Need to dunk dirty Shiloh in the tub before I start dinner.


Piper Paradise said...

I enjoyed this post tonight. Thank you for wording it so wonderfully!

The Matt Lambert Family said...

this was a beautiful post...is there anything that you need or could be done for you guys...truly i'm asking...you're family has been on my heart for a long time now, and i want to do something...but want to it to help fill a true need...


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