I didn't tell very many people, but I applied for a job that I would be able to work from home that way I could bring in a little extra $$$ but stay at home with my precious babies. I found out that a friend of ours worked from home and Paul asked her husband what it was and how I could apply.
Basically it's a construction business and you type in permits into their database. That's it! Plain and simple. I knew I had a pretty decent WPM so I went ahead and applied. Though my resume was pretty slim I took a chance and the lady interviewed me via email. I talked myself up -- the best I could -- and hoped for the best.
Two weeks went by and I didn't hear anything from the lady so I shot her an email asking what was going on. Apparently they had chosen someone else, but she thanked me for my resume and would remember me if they needed to hire more people in the future.
I'm not gonna lie, I was so bummed! Though I didn't do anything wrong I couldn't help but feel like a failure. I decided this was not what God wanted -- for whatever reason -- so Paul and I figured out a tight budget and went along the best we could.
I know there are a lot of people in this world that are financially strapped, but there are also a lot of people that think they are poor -- but I would like them to try and take care of a family, bills, groceries, diapers, etc on less then $1,000. Then come back to me and we can talk. :) It's been really rough on Paul and I -- but through it all we were able to pay off our debt AND a car all while keeping our head above water. God is an amazing God!
Just last week we both hit a low when it came to our finances. We've all been there. We all have those days when we're just tired of busting our humps and never seeing anything come of it. Paul works 6 days a week and is such a hard worker, but there's only so much you can do as a full-time student and part-time employee.
Paul was half tempted to drop out so he could go to work full-time. I told him over my dead body. Literally! He graduates next year so it's not smart to drop out now. Anyways, we had a long talk and I told him that though we are as poor as church mice, we didn't want for anything. Our bills are paid on time, we have 2 cars that are paid off, we have food on the table, clothes on our backs, and the cutest first home a person could ask for! God was blessing us while we were learning one of the hardest lessons a couple could go through. We may not "have it all" like some people, but are we suffering because of it? Nope, we're doing just fine -- because it's debt free!
The next day after our talk -- literally the next day -- I got a phone call from the lady asking if I wanted the job after all. Better yet -- I would start that day. :) God works in mysterious ways. I think He was just waiting for both Paul and I to be vulnerable and wait for us to lean on Him instead of cry to other people about our sorrows.
This is a pretty serious -- and private -- post, but I hope it helps someone else out there. There's nothing like the perfect peace of God. Him smiling down on you because you made a right decision -- by following His plan and not our own. Everyone has financial issues -- it's how you DEAL with them that's important! Am I right?