Thursday, April 16, 2009

Up For Air

So I got paid yesterday and couldn't for the life of me figure out where all the money went. The ironic humor that it was April 15th was not lost on me.

I paid the bills I could and tried to be grateful for what was left, even though it was not enough. I was too tired to fight it out in my head or with a calculator. I went to bed praying His grace would indeed be sufficient.

What to my wondering eyes should appear today but my check stub (I have direct deposit) and on it is the missing piece - $145 was put, BY ME, into my flex plan for day care. With a V8 smack to my forehead I am grateful to still be hanging onto the edge, as opposed to being thrown over it.

God is good. And flex plans aren't for dummies.

Blessings,
Carolynn

PS, I miss you, all of you out here in the blogosphere. I will try to come up for air more often. Weeks like this makes me feel like I'm held below the water, but dang I'm grateful His mercies are new every morning, Amen? Love, C~

14 comments:

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Windows of heaven...
Such a blessing when money "appears."

Rach@In His Hands said...

God is surely good, my friend!!

In recent years we've had the expenses of Seminary and adoption on top of our regular bills. By the Lord's grace the $$$ thing has always worked out. God is SO good.

Thinking of you!

Sara@i.Sass said...

Been missing you too!
I know you are busy and feeling overwhelmed, but we're still here. It's still good to hear how your are doing.
Keep the Faith...I'm still praying for you.
Love you!

seriously? said...

Glad you are back and still hanging on to that ledge. :)

Heather of the EO said...

That rocks! I love it. Hang in there, lady.

You can come up for air anytime and your post will pop up and we'll all smile and click... anytime :)

jubilee said...

I, too, am so thankful that His mercies are new every morning. Otherwise, I'd be up a big ol' creek.

Thought of you tonight when I watched the movie Australia for the first time. Didn't you mention a time or two how much you loved the movie? LOL ♥

Blessed said...

Now that sounds like something I would do... forget I had done... and need the V8 smack in the head too!

Glad you "came up for air" hope you can come around again soon!

Erin K. said...

Glad to know you're hanging in there. With God's help, you will make it through, and I promise you will see better days. Your God is the same one who parted the Red Sea, shut the mouths of the lions, and performed countless miracles in unexpected ways. I look forward to hearing more testimonies of how he provides for you!! (Even if they do seem like V8 moments.) =)

Debbie said...

I miss you too. I think of you often.
Glad you found that missing chunk!

Boy Mom said...

Bless you! Hang in there!

forever folding laundry said...

Keep hangin' on, Ms. Carolynn, you're doing great! Check in when you can...

=)
Keri

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Glad your back! We are missing you!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You have a good group of friends here in the blogosphere that will be ready at a moment's notice to click your way. Come up for air anytime you can.

We're always around.

-Francesca

Amy McQuillan said...

Happy Happy Birthday Carolynn! Happy GOLDEN Birthday! 30, wow you are a big girl now, lol! Hope you have a great day! It was so nice to see you last weekend. I will be thinking of you today!
Love, Amy