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.
My pot of gold is being able to stay home with my kids! I am very fortunate that I have the patience to own my own Family Child Care so that I have been able to stay home and raise my children at the same time! My Hubby is super supportive and even let me get my Van so I am able to drive my daughter to school and still be able to take other kids in! Also my Birthday is March 17th so I feel extra special this month!!
The last 18 months have been rough. I’ve had a back injury, a Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis, total knee replacement surgery, a root canal gone bad requiring gum surgery. I broke my finger, tore the rotator cuff in my right shoulder and had surgery, tore the rotator cuff in my left shoulder and had surgery. I’ve spent 17 of the last 18 months (including this month) in physical therapy and have taken more pain medicine than a person should. Took a year’s leave of absence from work to help expedite my healing, but back issues still plague me, my knee doesn’t bend completely, I still can’t raise both arms above my head, and the chemotherapy medication I’m taking for the rheumatoid arthritis isn’t improving my condition. And I’m 45 years old.
Despite all of this, I’m thankful.
I’m thankful for my family. For my husband who is now the breadwinner for the family. For my daughter who let me live with her during my last surgical recovery. For being able to, on my good days, do something that will benefit others. Collecting expired coupons to send to military families and making blankets for “Calling All Angels”. My Pot of Gold.
My “Pot of Gold” is a husband who helps with dinner and wrestles with our boys when he gets home from work, who does the dishes, irons his own shirts, makes sure we pray before he leaves for the day, plays basketball with the boys, who works hard and is thrifty so that I can stay home with the boys instead of having to go to work. He helps make sack lunches, let’s me drive the nicer car, he makes milkshakes on Friday nights, and pancakes on Saturday mornings. He makes my life easier and more enjoyable. I love this man!
Memories of the most wonderful Father in the world. The most precious of all gold that can’t be spent, stolen or taken from me. I know he is watching me from heaven.
Dave Ramsey is my pot of gold sent from God. We have been following his complete money makeover book for about 6 months now. I am happy to say that I am out of credit card debt for the first time in 28 years. Now we are working on the car loans.
Keep your pot of gold moments coming!!! What are you grateful for?
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