OK, so in the Gocke household, I have once again taken over the bills. Amy has done them for the last 3-4 years and with her going to work full-time she has run out of time to do them along with keeping the house up and taking the lead role dealing with the boys and their schedules.
For the last two weeks I have been sitting down, balancing the checkbook with the days receipts, and budgeting how we are going to pay all of the bills (with the added automotive repair expense).
I kind of enjoy doing it-trusting God to meet our needs, and doing our best to be good stewards of what He is providing.
But since I know the balance of the checkbook, I am not finding myself telling the boys "no" more often. I am also watching what we get at the grocery store a little more closer. I am limiting the times we eat out. All of these things Amy did (and well, I might add), when she was the one in the checking account drivers seat.
But now she says I am being crabby! I guess that is a reminder from the Lord to keep my head up and keep trusting in Him.
Speaking of that......God blessed my socks off this week by an annoymous gift from one of our listeners towards our automotive repairs. God is so good!