Feb 7, 2015

Waiting and Seeing

It's been almost two weeks now, since we learned that my hubby was terminated from his job, so where are we at present?

Well, we literally fought with his ex employer for a week and...well, I'll just leave out all the sneaky and underhanded tricks they tried to pull so that they didn't have to pay him his severance.  But as it stands, they are finally going to pay him...the when....that remains to be seen!

So we continue to take it all one day at a time!  I keep my eye and my mind on the promises of God...most of the time! *wink!*  I know He has us in His hands!! I do!  And He keeps sending me scripture (Psalms!) to bring me comfort.  We still have that feeling of excitement, of wondering where this will all lead and yet trying to be wise as we carry forward!

And during all this hoopla, I had a birthday!

Let's just say it was much different then last year's all day shopping fun...quite opposite actually!  lol!!  We really had zero dollars.  Thankfully I stock up on boxed cakes when they go on sale and my hubby makes a mean chocolate icing, so the cake was covered!  Supper was hubby's amazing breakfast!! He does the best home-fries, eggs and bacon and thanks to food in the freezer and eggs from friends, we dined well!

No, I am not three hundred and eleven! ;)  And no, the baby did not have cake! 


As for gifts, well....zero dollars makes that challenging...especially for my hubby...because I'm one of those, gifts is my love language, kind of ladies!  But he spoke my language and spoke it with love!  While I was out at a bible study that morning, after cleaning up the kitchen and living room,  he made up a giant batch of chocolate drizzled, mint popcorn!  I had made a bunch for gifts for Christmas but I didn't get much to munch on myself, so now I have a giant bag, all for me!  I do think this is much better with white chocolate but the man did the best he could! ♥

Also, using what supplies he could find around the house, my dear man made me a wall easel!  He had wanted to buy me a real easel for my birthday but uh, yeah....they aren't free! So instead he used what he could and made me this one:

I had one of these years ago, in our last house, and they work pretty great! Especially if floor space is at a premium in your place!  You can move the brackets up and down depending on the height of the canvas.  The board that Dave used to support my art is one that belonged to my dad.  Apparently he carried it, and a few others, around for along time and it drove my step-mom crazy - so after he died we became the proud owners to a bunch of random pieces of wood!   But so far we have put a few of them to good use!

And so with no monies and lots of time, Dave and I are doing what we do best, dreaming, family fun, and completing free or next to free projects!  We have set our sights back on the hobby farming!  We know that this option can lower our food costs and thus lower the amount of money we need to bring in each month...once we get things up and running...which usually costs money!

But did you know we serve an AMAZING God??? DID you??  Cause He's not limited to my feeble imagination, no He's not!  And with our hearts and minds set towards farming, we will be picking up fifteen laying hens on Monday!  And yes, all.for.free!  A friend is needing to unload some birds and we are more then happy to take them and these lovely people are just given them to us! And, AND we even have a big tote of food left from our last batch of birds!  So Dave readied the coop today and we eagerly await for the new ladies to move in!

We also hope to get pigs again soon - just have to fix up the outside pen...and see how God will provide in that.  I'm also extremely excited at the idea of hopefully having our own beef this year too....but miracles will have to happen for that to come to fruition....who's with me in waiting to see Him provide that one too!  Cause I don't doubt He will.  The when...that remains to be seen!

And there I come full circle.  The when.....the waiting.  Waiting on the Lord.  I waver from excitement, hope and possibilities to the, "it will never happen, it's impossible and what are we to do?!"  But I'm getting better at it....I am apparently learning a thing or two from these various trials! hahaha!!  I'm learning that He does care for us, for everyone of us and I know, know that He knows the plans He has for us....I just have to wait.




  1. He did so good!! Happy (belated) Birthday - once again!!

    I love this post... so much. Because it speaks of your great trust and faith in a Sovereign God - who cares so intimately about the details of your life, our lives. We can take a deep breath and KNOW He's got it all in HIS hands.

    Such peace!!

  2. Always inspired by the ways God is working in your heart and how He is speaking to you and your family. Happy Birthday, again! :)

    Love you guys!


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