Saturday, May 25, 2013


We don't have a lot of money. We are in school. We are young parents. And sometimes when we're trying to figure out what to make for lunches and dinner until the next month we get in fights about just "buying it anyway." Sometimes it stinks to not have any money at all.

And sometimes your husband picks up a great movie for free at the library and pops homemade kettle corn in your big soup pot. And then it starts pouring right as the credits are rolling and he asks you to sit on the front porch with him and watch the storm. And sometimes even while it's raining a few daring fireflies light up. And their light shines all over the wet grass and turns everything to gold.

Sometimes we are very, very rich without a penny in our pockets.


  1. :) we have to remind ourselves of all that is so good sometimes don't we? You guys are great, keep up the good work and your good outlook!

  2. So, not usually one to make advice type comments, but I've felt very strongly about sharing this with you, so here goes.

    Don't buy it anyway - we did. We don't have much "it" anymore but we do have the debt from buying it anyway. Lots of it - not school debt, not house debt, not even car debt - just stupid debt. Stupid debt that should have waited. Stupid debt that was emotional. Stupid debt that is both of our faults. We jeopardized our children's futures of mission and college funding. My DH was just offered a job at which he will make more than we ever have before - lots more - and you know who we get to celebrate with - our credit card company. I'm happy to say there is repentance in finances too, but when you're having that fight just don't buy it anyway.