I meant to write this the other day, but life got in the way.
God has provided in such a way that we are nearly caught up on bills (we were hitting that scary several months behind place). This means that when Shamus’ dying computer or graphic card both do die we should have money on hand (which we are currently waiting for) to get him what he needs. The money came immediately following me spending the last $1 I had in my purse, leaving exactly $33 in the bank in case something slipped through in the account that I had forgotten. We were hitting it close and had multiple bills at the near shut off point. Yet once again God was faithful and provided in a way that had us all in tears.
We also have a plenty of food again, which is nice since we have a birthday plus Thanksgiving and were able to pick up special foods for both.
Also, it looks like the buyer for our house is hanging in there despite multiple hoops the bank has put them through. Because we are applying for short sale we are pretty much out of the loop but on Tuesday I got an urgent call from the real estate agent as there was a bit of paperwork I had that she didn’t and needed for a deadline…so that is comforting. We really want the house to sell rather than go with foreclosure. The bank not get all their money but since we have already paid quite a bit in they will at least get what the house is actually worth and we will be free of that debt. Once that happens we will likely be a whirlwind of activity here as we rush to get packed and find a place to stay (yes, we have a couple possibilities but none are ideal and we know that God will provide the best situation in His time so aren’t worried). So that should be interesting.
In the meantime, happy 13th birthday to my girly. She is super excited about her cake (homemade ice cream cake with chocolate peppermint candy decorations– which we had money for the ingredients to thanks to a donation–THANK YOU!!!).
She also is excited about the painting I did on her purse (that is Mine Turtle from one of her favorite Youtube video series), being able to get real honest to goodness online accounts in her own name instead of through me, getting my old Genius Mousepen drawing tablet for drawing on her computer, and the game she got on Big Fish. It doesn’t seem a lot but she is thrilled with it all.
Another beautiful provision the Lord has given has been a matter of attitude. When we sat down to talk to the kids about Hanukkah gifts (for our family) and Christmas gifts (for extended family) and how it was very unlikely that we would have funds to buy anything unless God provided specifically they got really excited. They have already come up with gift solutions for their new step-cousins that I think they will love, and said if I made a chocolate for each day for Hanukkah then that would be plenty. They also filled their Amazon wishlists (for extended family who have no clue what the kids are into or need) with things they actually need plus things they would like rather than with just fluff as in previous years. So praise the Lord for healthy attitudes about stuff. Proud of these kids– they are pretty awesome.
You can read more Birds of the Air posts over at Bohemian Bowmans.