After 29 weeks of being home, I’m glad to say that I’ve gotten by on roughly $50 a week. It’s been tough, but budgeting and setting priorities has really helped me gain perspective.
Although I’m often caught between choosing between food or gas, I am so grateful that there is still room for other things. It’s not a lot of room, but I know that things could be so much worse.
Things are tight on every side, but I believe that things will get easier. If not now, eventually. Which is my main focus right now, because I believe that this has to be training/preparation for another stage in my life, when I have nothing, and no one. Of course, some lessons are easier learnt than others.
Yet, when I consider how much has changed, I stand amazed at the generosity of others, and the width and breadth of God’s supply of all my needs. This is the lesson that appears most important as things play out.