Over the last year we have had to make some pretty major sacrafices in our lives due to the state of our current economy. My husband is in construction and I could pretty much stop this post right now because I'm sure you see where I'm going. Thankfully during this depression of our generation, the company my husband works for has been riding the wave but now the wave is getting slower and is fading. We've taken a major pay cut to our finances and with that came major changes in our lifestyle. And these changes?? These changes have been ones I'd wanted to see happen in our life while I was 7000 miles away from home and life was grand and beautiful. This change ahead was already planned for us.
So with a new budget we started cutting away at our lifestyle. We cut the cable and got rid of the DVR. We no longer have the biggest trash can on the block. We got rid of our frilly phone service. We bought a push mower when the big gas one broke. We cut out allowances. We cut out the weekly dinners out. Gone are the movies rented on TV. Meals are now prepared with leftovers in mind and you'd better eat them. Each and every credit card was shredded. And life has changed and still is. There are new paths emerging from the path we've been led to but it's scary. There are new possibilities arising and projects in the works but with those, takes confidence and the strength to move on. One foot in front of the other will get us through this period as well as the constant reminder that we have each other. Confidence will come and the strength is already there.
My incredibly wonderful husband has made huge sacrifices to allow our family to have me home to drive in the car pool, go to the park daily, watch our children grow up and to be available always for them. He comes home exhausted and beat up from work most days and my guilt builds. But he comes home with his smile and always fills us with love and never complains when the laundry is
The path ahead of us is a long one and has some bumps ahead that we can already see....but we're going to be okay. Because we have faith in the Lord and faith in each other. This vision of change was already in my head but I was afraid to walk it's path and now that we're on it, it's not so bad. We have new ideals and a new outlook and even though our current situation is at times hopeless, our outlook is bright. Each day is a gift and each day will end with my husbands hand giving me three squeezes to my own hand to tell me he loves me as we listen to the chatter of our blessings. And for that I am most thankful and will trust that all will be good.