Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mornings at the Moss House

People have asked this past month, "how are you enjoying being at home with your children?" and I've said it's been wonderful. However, we have still had the blessing of my last June paycheck to use in July. Financially, July has felt no different than any month these last four years. This Friday, August 1st, we will be making a serious budget effort to stay within our very meager means. That provokes great anxiety in me with the price of gas and other things much higher than when Philip and I sat down and worked out a one salary family budget in January.

When that anxiety hits the roof in the coming weeks, I will come back and look at this sweet picture. I was getting more coffee this morning and heard Helen babbling away, happy as a lark. I returned to the living room to find her playing on the floor with Little Philip. It is a morning like this one that my decision to be at home is affirmed.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Just keep in mind that God is good and he will provide for your family.
I sent you this before, but here are some websites that help with grocery costs. I have been following them for a couple of months now and it has helped me save hundereds of dollars on many things we use.
these ladies put together everything you need to help save money on groceries and everyday household items. they show you where to obtain your coupons to match the sales. They are truly the Queens of savings. It's a little confusing and frightening at first, but once you get started it's pretty easy to do.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Amanda Atkinson