Thursday, January 29, 2009

Where Did That Money Come From?

Cory has been extremely fortunate to work with his company an extra month than what he thought. So, tomorrow is his official "last day". They have been so helpful in making this time easier and doing anything they can to ease the burden.
One of the nice things about having 8 weeks notice to the end of your job is the amount of time you have to prepare and plan. So, since early in December, we have been operating on a VERY tight budget. Just when you think you can't cut back anymore, you find ways.
It has been amazing to see the way that God continues to bless us. In fact, last night Cory and I were talking over all this and we realized a couple of things:

1) We have a savings account. We haven't had one of those to speak of since we started having kids.
2) We have more in our savings account than we ever have before.
3) We can't really account for even half of that money. I'm sure I could go back week by week and see how God did it. But, off the top of my head, I really don't know.
4) We just did our taxes and we will be able to add a considerable amount to that savings.
5) There are already 4 different side jobs that have been offered to Cory. He has this amazing ability to do just about anything that is needed in a home.
6) We have been able to pay all our bills.
7) I am applying for financial assistance with the hospital for the $5,000 bill we incurred in November. If we are accepted, they will basically wipe out the bill except for $100.
8) We have learned how to keep our grocery bill low enough to feed our family on very little.

So, as we enter this time of uncertainty, it is so neat to see the way the Lord is already providing. I know He has something specific He wants me to learn. I know that He wants to draw me closer to Him during this time. I just pray that I am willing.


Betsy said...

He always provides! I admire your faithfulness in your budget I have a long way to go in that area! having Bella sure is a help you realize how much you can go without!

Praying for you!-

Sherill said...

That's awesome Cassie! Can't wait to see all the ways God will provide for his children this year.

Flamingo Mama said...

oh cass! i am so sorry that you all are going through this....but you are right...He will provide!

nate and liz said...

Praise the Lord! Thanks for being such a wonderful example to me of a woman who trusts the Lord and supports her man! Love you!

Valarie Daly said...

Isn't it wonderful to see how much GOD loves us and that his provisions for us are abundant! I stand in awe as I see HIM at work in your life and in my life too! Please let us know if or how we can come along side of you and your family during this time!

Brittani said...

I am super impressed & excited for you. You are so faithful with what the Lord has given you. Your example is very much appreciated.

Melissa said...

My husband is a grad student and we have two little ones and we have also realized that God has really helped us financially when it seems that it would be impossible for us to get by.

Anonymous said...

What a neat testimony to God and his goodness to you! We sure enjoyed hanging with you guys yesterday...thanks so much! Love ya, Christie