Friday, March 12, 2010

I Want It All

As I sat and paid the bills tonight, it struck me... making our ends meet with our new one-income bank account is not enough. I want more. I want more money. Come to think of it, I want a new house. One with much more space and a lot more storage for all our stuff. A separate play room for all the babies' toys is a must!

Then I remembered this:
You see, our neighborhood doesn't have enough room between the houses. The lots are small and I just hate all the cars I see lining the streets. I need more land; a little more space isn't too much to ask. My neighbors are fabulous, friendly, and helpful, but more space between them would definitely be better. I want my new home to be made of brick and stone on a slab foundation. Two acres or more, please.

And on this one-income bank account, I need to find a way to put some money away for the twins to go to private school. At the very least, a Christian Mother's Day Out program is something they need to be exposed to. Even though I taught in public schools, we all know that private is better. I need to make another envelope to start saving for their education.

These students were given the opportunity to go to school through Compassion.

Oh, and I almost forgot! I need to go shopping! The boys need cute (matching, of course) Easter outfits. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what I am going to stuff their first Easter basket with. I want to be reasonable and buy them some toys that are appropriate for their next developmental stage. Any suggestions?

Well, I guess one income will have to be enough. After all, I am blessed and thankful for what I have. I guess our lives could be worse. The things and opportunities that I mentioned wanting are true desires of mine. I am not downplaying anything that I have or my friends & family have, but I am brought back to the truth of where we are in life, and that is very blessed. One thing is for sure, though; no matter what my home looks like, how many things I have, I am thankful to have a home now and forever with God.
My mind has been on the works of Compassion International all week. If you don't know anything about Compassion, I recommend that you go to their webpage and learn. When I was in college, I sponsored a little girl through Compassion. My small donation every month gave her the opportunity to go to school through Compassion's program, which is Christ-centered. She was given a uniform and food to eat. She was taught life and leadership skills to help her overcome conditions like the ones pictured above. Sadly, I let my sponsorship go and my heart hurts over that decision that I made many years ago. I won't go on with the obvious points of how you can help. I just wanted to share what has been consuming my thoughts this week.

There are some mega-bloggers out there that have been in Kenya and blogging about their experience there through Compassion. The one I read and got all of these pictures from is MckMama. Her website is I hope you go to her website to see more.


April Cogburn said...

Thanks for this post. I was thinking the same things; a bigger house, a playroom for toys, to have more space so I can keep my guest room instead making it into a nursery, and etc. and etc. But then I read this post, and it reminded me that I have what I need, and all the rest are wants. God's grace is over me, and that is enough for today. So, thank you for the reminder. I needed it.

Stephanie said...

I am a MckMama follower too! Connor was just slightly older than your boys at his first Easter. I think we got him some touch and feel books, and maybe a soft ball to play with. We kept it simple.