Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Living out of a jar

Living on a budget can be such a fun thing..
This week we had alot of "un-expected" extra money transactions so my hubby said we need to spend very little money until our next pay-check..
This turns into a fun time for all the family.
Why?? you might ask.... well I explain to the kids that any money they find put it into our money jar and this is all the money we have to spend so they need to help out.
All week more and more money shows up in our jar..Dollars from the washing machine or quarters from underneath the couch. I think it's the whole "we're in this together" theme so everyone is searching out the coins...To me it's the beauty of family.

The beauty of good times and bad times shared together. Sticking it out mentality.
As long as we have each other "we're all good."

So many fail to teach their kids anything but good times and when the bad times hit they hit these kids the hardest.

Life for us has not been the easiest these last few months but my children are better for it.

They are compassionate, they think of others and pray for them. They feel empathy for friends and strangers that are going through hard times.

Their prayer life is one of the most beautiful things that I have seen changed. ...sigh..I love these kids..

They pray for our family. They pray for their fathers protection and their brothers and sisters.

They have a view that its tainted of death but it's a view of renewal and strength not of sadness and weakness. They are stronger.

So living out of a jar for a week doesn't even phase my kids..

It inspires them ..


Bria Cosper said...

You are making me cry with all your poetical writing! I know I don't always comment, but your blog is at the top of my favorite places to go Mrs. Robin! And you and Tay and your whole family are a HUGE inspiration and incouragment to me. I can't wait to see you on Sunday!

Missi said...

This is awesome, Robin!
We had a LOT of hard times growing up as well. It made my brother and I closer to one another, resourceful, and creative. You are so right! James says to count it all joy when we face trials, because of what it adds to our faith.


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