I’ve heard my husband say, “everything’s going up but a man’s wages”, numerous times and while things have gone up the past 2o years, I don’t think it can compare to current times.
As many of you know, my husband is a cowboy and a cowboy’s wages are pretty slim pickins’. It’s no big secret either, it’s just the way it is. We’ve had hard times and we’ve had REALLY hard times but we always get through it. I’m not afraid of being poor but it does get tiresome to always struggle. And when you add kids into it, well……..
For the longest time I would feel sorry for us, asking why can’t we get ahead or why we do others have more good fortune than us. It’s so hard to save money when you don’t have any left to save, you know? Several months ago, I told my husband we needed to tithe more. Of course he was resistant because we don’t have that much extra to give but I explained my conviction for it. Through these same months, we have had several expensive situations come into play for our family. We’ve also had money coming in unexpectedly from a place or two. I was whining about how every time we get a nice chunk of money, something happens and we have to spend it all. And then my good friend said, “On a more positive note though, at least you had the money to pay for those situations”. And she was right…While we may have been unfortunate in some instances, we were blessed in others.
No matter what the new year brings, I’ll be content as long as me, my family, and God are one.
Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms shall be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.