St. Patrick’s Day – Pot of Gold

Each day we will be posting our readers “Pot of Gold”. At the end of the month, one of you will win a $25.00  Gift Card For all the details click here.
Marella
My relationship with God is my pot of gold. I don’t know how people can go on in their lives without him. We are going through a tough time business wise but I know that HE will pull us through. I feel blessed to have God in my life.
Kristen
Just popped over randomly and this post brought a smile to my face. I can’t decide my pot of gold. I have too many pots to choose from I suppose :) Mainly health though. I’m grateful to be able to feel well enough to enjoy my family and friends.

Beth Clayson
My thrifty pot of gold is a husband who works on our cars and keeps them running. Our newest car is 16 years old and we never have to have it in the shop. All work on our cars is done by my husband saving us thousands of dollars. What a blessing.
Megan H.
5 years ago I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter. I was just 17 and a senior in high school. I was devistated and thought that surely my life was over and I would never be able to accomplish my goals in life. My boyfriend at the time (husband now) told me that it was going to be ok, that we would get married, and raise a beautiful daughter together. He was right. Today I have three beautiful healthy children, an amazing husband, and so much more to be thankful for. My house is often messy, my bed is quite frequently filled with all five of us at night, and it seems as if we are so busy that we never have time to relax. However it makes me happy to know that the reason I have a messy house and never enough sleep is because I have been blessed with such amazing children. I love waking up to my little boy saying, ” Goodmorning mommy!” and waking up next to our newest little boy smiling and cooing every morning and my daughter telling me that I am her best friend and how much she loves me. Those things are my “Pot of Gold” every day! God is so good:)

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Megan H

I am thankful that even though I have to return to work on monday, after fourth months of maternity leave, that I only have to go back part time and that my husband will be home while I am gone so that we don’t have to put all three of our kiddos in daycare.

Tanesha
March 1st, 2011 at 4:14 pm · Edit
Well life has been a bit Challenging since last November. I work part time like less than 10 hours a week. But this story has shook my whole family. My last living great grandmother is dying with stage 5 Kidney failure and congestive heart failure. In Nov. 2010, my mother got a phone call asking if she could come and take care of my great grandmother. M-F She thought about it and prayed about it. I was screaming no because my mom would be 1 hour and 30 minutes away in one direction. That meant that I had to cook, clean, work, get the mail, grocery shop when she couldn’t come home. I didn’t want her to go at all. I have a brother and a dad that honestly needs a maid plus myself. lol So as of March 2011, we are still on the same road as of November 2010 except gas prices are higher, and we don’t think she’ll be living at the end of March. God only knows her time! I just knew there would be blessings out of my mother going down to take care of my great grandmother I just didn’t realize how many. I always looked at the glass 1/2 empty, I was always overwhelmed and didn’t want to do anything but feel sorry for myself because momma was gone out of town and I just couldn’t do it all. Well one month after momma being out of town I made To Do Lists for the whole week. What I needed to get accomplished and what the men needed to do to help. Well lets just say to do list thing worked for a while but now throw it out the window because no one does what’s on the to do list. The house goes sometimes but now I look at the glass being 1/2 full. Momma my be out of town but if that were me laying in the bed dying I would want someone to do it for me. I also have a lot more time off of work here lately and I can think about things. As I look back over the last few month I see how much God has blessed us, kept us safe, and some parts of our stock pile are overflowing. We can’t help some circumstances but we have to cope and make the best of them. Some days are still hard on me but I look at what a blessing it is and I try not to focus all on the negative. So my daily pot of gold is taking one day at a time and not letting something so small overwhelm me in things that are beyond my control. I also trust and believe God will helps us in these rough times.

Megan

A couple of weeks ago our car broke down. We have three kids and it is the only vehicle that we have that will comfortably fit all three kids in it. Our mechanic told us that it would cost more than our car is worth to fix it because the labor is so extensive. We can not afford to put the money into it to fix it nor can we afford another car payment right now. We decided to sell it for parts, but soon realized we would only get about $400-$500 for it. This certainly is not enough to turn around and buy a reliable car to drive our family around in. We were stuck between a rock and hard place and did not know what we were going to do. A co-worker brought to my attention that one of the highschools in our school district has a class where students are learning to work on cars. He said that we could take our car in and all the labor would be free, all we pay for are the parts (which are at wholesale cost). They are supervised by their teacher who is a certified mechanic the whole time they are working on the car. We were so grateful to learn about this. Not only will we have our car back, but everything will be fixed for a fraction of what it would have cost us at a shop.

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Patti
March 2nd, 2011 at 3:54 pm · Edit
Have LOTS of them, but favorite to this day happened years ago when children were still babies, toddlers. I had some surgery. Not major, but still surgery. Thought I would be fine. Hubby went to work and by 9:00 a.m. I was toast. My dearest friend showed up at the door with her brood and said, “Can I take your kids for the day?” O can you! It was such a blessing. She left with our girls and I slept the entire day. The next day I was much better. She says it was such a little thing. I say it may have been little to her, HUGE to me!!

We spent a lot of time together supporting each other while our children grew. Neither of us had any family close by, so we filled in as family would. I hope everyone has a friend like this!

Amy B.

I am happy that I have a husband that can fix things…… saved our dishwasher that I thought was a gonner.

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Candace

My husband is currently deployed, but I don’t have a driver’s license (we are currently based in Germany, so I haven’t been able to get my license yet), so it’s difficult for me to even check my mail or to go grocery shopping on my own. Today my “pot of gold” came in the form of a phone call. One of my husband’s coworkers called just to see if I was okay, how I was doing, and if I needed anything. Just knowing that I have a support group through my husband’s work makes me happy. Thankfully, I also have wonderful friends who are helping me in my time of need, so I don’t need to worry about walking a half hour or so from the grocery store to my home with bags and bags of groceries.

Alice

a few years back I was working 3 jobs. I was trying to get full time at the one and until I could i had to take on the other 2. It was by birthday and in the morning i striped my bed and threw them in the laundry and knew after working 12 hrs that day i still needed to go home and put my bed together my sister came over while i was working to drop off a gift and saw my bed needed put back and she went down got the sheets and made my bed still to this day there hasnt been a more appreciated gift oh how I love my bed

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