ONE knows that “Mommy has a baby in her tummy” and he seems excited about becoming a big brother again. He gently pats my stomach and talks to it.
That kid loves babies.
I admit to having concerns about how on GOD’S GREEN EARTH we are going to handle three children. Our biggest worries are financial ones, though. We make too much money to qualify for any kind of assistance, but not enough money to live without constant concern. We always have just enough for necessities, and our bills are always paid late. We’re always scraping, always juggling … but somehow, we make it. It’s like a monthly miracle, honestly. I certainly can’t take credit for it.
Money is an important part of life, I realize. It protects and cushions, provides for and feeds. But it’s not everything. For Husband and I, it’s not what brings us happiness. There was a time when we thought that it did, but we were wrong.
Today I am thankful for the things life has thrown at us, because through those experiences we have learned that as long as we have our health and each other, we’re good. We have been blessed with two beautiful children and now we have another one on the way … sometimes when I sit back and let that information sink in, I get overwhelmed because it’s yet another miracle. Three healthy children. That’s amazing.
Life is going to get CRAZY. We do not have a rainy day fund. Our car is too small to hold a family of 5. We have issues to work out. But let me tell you, I have been given three little people to care for and I will love the stuffing out of them with or without a savings account.
|Election Day, 2012.|
THE STUFFING, I tell you.