Monday, August 1, 2011


"We pray for blessings, we pray for peace Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering...Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops? What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights Are what it takes to know You’re near? What if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise?"
- Laura Story

My husband was a Marine and is now a student- he receives a monthly stipend to cover his bills and pay for his tuition and books. He has had a terrible time getting his benefits in a timely manner- surprise surprise when dealing with the government. NOT! Well this month instead of his $1500 he gets $300. SERIOUSLY VA?! They will "back-pay" us when they get a chance.

I LOVE when this happens...NOT! Luckily we have enough savings to get us through, but that $$$ was set aside to help with baby expenses. However we are thankful that we have the money there to cover the bills.

Ryan and I decided that we will make a contest out of it- who can spend less. I plan one weeks meals and buy for them. He does the next. Then whoever can spend the least on anything "extra"- cokes, energy drinks, fast food. I think the best thing to do is to make a fun time out of it!

He has applications into many different places and hopefully we will hear back from SOMEONE soon who wants to hire him! :)

I am sure that everything will work out- but while we are waiting for it to work out this will be a FAITH WALK! But I am thankful that we have what we need and we have people in our lives who love us and understand that we are not going out and spending money!!!