Friday, March 11, 2011
Bigger and Better Things? No, Not Really
Just yesterday I was posting all about our families budget. Things are tight at casa de Oh Mandie. But that's ok, it's how we prefer it. Together Mike and I chose to sacrifice a lot so that I'm able to stay at home with my boys. And anyways, not driving a brand new car with a giant car payment is not sacrificing to me anyways. Our family prefers to living simply, finding an abundance in love rather than objects on monitary value.
I wouldn't say that we've ever really struggled, but at times we've certainly walked a fine line. But God has always provided for us, in ways that we couldn't even comprehend. Our cupboards are full, our health insurance is paid, and the roof over our heads keeps us safe.
Mike works hard, harder than any man I've ever known, the exception being my own father whom Mike works just as hard as. To make Christmas happen last year my husband took on two additional jobs on top of his full time one, working in excess of 70 to 80 hours a week. One of those two extra jobs he still works at seasonally, doing maintence for our local airport and plowing the runways in the Winter. He's amazing and he does it all to provide for his family. I appriciate that man and everything that he does for us more than I could ever express.