We've had a third of our income cut by me staying at home. Add to that the fact that we went from two salaries with a 2/3 subsidised top range medical aid / insurance to one salary that has to cover a whole medical aid premium, and you've got financial chaos. And let us not forget that I somehow missed the termination letter in my pile of pension fund papers, causing me to get my full salary and now I have to pay back 29 days plus the tax that was taken from the gross salary (my mistake costing us big bucks). Oh, and the medical bills that keep on coming...and the double medical aid premium for this month to ensure we didn't have a break in coverage. The list of financial woes feels endless.
And then my husband said to me: "Liefie ("Dear"), did anyone die because we lost this income / you missed a termination letter / medical aid was a double premium?".
Him: "Then why are you so worried? It's ONLY money. And ultimately GOD is in control and the PROVIDER of our needs. We have VERY little left for the month but GOD knows how we'll make it."
I hear him saying: "Sit back and check how GOD's going to perform miracles in our lives!"
Now, please don't see this as a post in which I'm moaning. I'm not. I'm sketching the scenario for you. And I'm excited!!! Because I serve the Living GOD! Jesus has NEVER, NOT ONCE, let us down. Not financially or otherwise. GOD also gave us the ability to be entrepreneurs and use opportunities to add to our necessary income / provide in our needs. I have recently sold rusks and milktarts, which is now allowing me to keep to certain monthly financial commitments that I have made. Other people have green fingers and can make anything grow. I'd like to think that I have 'baking' fingers and can bake and sell anything that I set my mind on.
One of my friends asked me if I'm not considering going back to work in light of these financial strains. I said there is no way! I simply loooove being with my daughter and even though that comes at a financial cost to us, the emotional rewards far outweighs the monetary loss! Not having to stress about work is gorgeous! Getting to wake up next to my beautiful daughter and getting to lie in some mornings is superb. Seeing this gorgeous baby girl developing each day is simply amazing! Nothing can convince me at this moment in time that I should be at any other place.
|She just loves playing "escape artist"!|
|And she's a very messy, avo-loving eater!|
|The best part of her day is when she gets to PLAY!!!|
For the first time in my life I'll strive to be the COMPLETE Proverbs 31 woman / wife / mother / business woman, not only those parts that suit me.
|Cherishing every single moment!|