Friday, September 5, 2008

Congratulations to the Paine Family!

It's Frugal Friday over at and Crystal has a great post on surviving during times of stress. First, Congratulations to Jesse and Crystal! We in the blog sphere are praying for you. I applaud Crystal for the decision to increase their food budget for this short season, to help her, and her family endure this season of "morning sickness".

As managers of our homes and families, it is so important that we set realistic goals for not only ourselves, but our families during difficult seasons of life. To think that your husband is going to come home 5 days a week and cook meals every night, after he works all day, is probably a little unrealistic. He's stressed, your stressed, the kiddos pick up on the stress and you have just concocted a wonderful recipe for disaster!!

However careful planning and budgeting will help alleviate some of the stress. When Crystal feels well enough she will resume her normal cook from scratch schedule and by being so diligent in their budget she has allowed this "wiggle" room for a short season. See the key is in planning and preparing. It is the Wise woman who builds her home.............

We cannot prevent the trials that come to us, but with Gods grace and mercy we can endure. Jesus said in John 10:10," I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." God love us and wants us to rest in Him. May we truly learn to rest in Him. Have a blessed day! Michelle

1 comment:

Sonshine said...

AMEN!! I totally agree wholeheartedly!!

Thanks for sharing! :)