So Thankful

29 Sep

This may be another rambling post of thoughts.  As you know from my previous post Boston changed Malachi’s surgery date again, and this led to expensive change fee for our living arrangements in Boston and my MIL’s flight (she is graciously coming to help us).  We have a lot going on in our lives right now.  In addition to the stress of Malachi’s surgery we decided recently to also upgrade Kevan’s dad’s house so we can move over to the Riley Farm.  We’ve had no debt for years, other than our mortgage.  In order to do the upgrades at the farm we had to get a loan.  That has caused additional stress, especially for me.  I do not like to spend money.  I am the saver.  Kevan is the spender.  Anyway, that is just to say I am worried about money lately for the first time in a long time.  It is probably good for me.  It is good to have to rely on God for everything, but it is hard.  After my last post someone anonymously gave us a check.  We couldn’t believe it!  It was a huge blessing to us.  I was able to do all of the rescheduling for Malachi’s surgery in Boston.  The amount ended up being a few dollars MORE than what we had to pay to make the surgery date changes.  God is faithful to provide.  I just need to tell myself that 100 times a day.  Thank you to whoever you are.  You are wonderful and your giving has blessed us so much.

One Response to “So Thankful”

  1. Jen Mayer September 29, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

    Jayde, have you read George Mueller’s biography? Maybe you are familiar with his life’s work. He was known as the Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans in England in the 1800s. My son and I read his biography together for school some years back (we homeschool). What was remarkable about his mission in providing a home for over 10,000 orphans, and a Christian education for 120,000 over his life, is that he never once asked for anything from people, but presented his needs to God. Millions of dollars passed through his hands for their care, and when he died, he only had a pittance of his own. There are some wonderful stories about his life I continue to learn from, but my favorite is the one where all the orphans were seated for breakfast. They didn’t know there was no food available for their meal. He had them bow their heads for what they were about to receive, though he knew there was nothing he could give them to eat. When they finished giving thanks, the local baker knocked, having been prodded to bring baked goods to the orphanage that morning. How I want to have that kind of faith! 🙂 And just know that your story is being told also in far corners of the world, and it will continue to increase people’s faith too. Hope this is an encouragement. God bless.

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