$31,699 Left on Our Mortgage

Ladies, I’m beyond grateful and excited because as of today, $31,699 is left on our mortgage. Lord willing, we will see the $20k’s within two weeks or so.

We are almost three years into our debt/mortgage free journey. I’m so grateful to God for how far He’s brought us. All glory belongs to Him.

So much of this journey has been a lesson in contentment. I’ve learned that I don’t need many of the things that I thought I needed before. My children do not need all of the extracurricular activities. The best things in life are free, and simplicity is a precious gift to give them.

After a busy month, I’m looking forward to settling in our home and nesting. Our ninth child, a boy, is due in less than a month now. The last two weeks have been filled with small purchases to get ready for baby. Our biggest expense was building up my cloth diaper stash again. I used cloth with our fifth and sixth children for a time. I’ve decided to dive back in and I’m very excited about it. Our new Thirsties covers are my favorite purchase.

So cute!

So much of our baby clothing and gear has been provided by my mother in law and my husband’s aunt. They have been a God send! Since our youngest son is almost ten, we were lacking in boy things. But not anymore!

Hopefully we can keep extra expenses to a minimum going forward. That is the plan, anyhow.

The Scriptures have been so reassuring during this time, even when my flesh is weak.

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Luke 12:27

The Lord cares for us and wants to provide for our needs. He is our loving Heavenly Father, and has been so good to us. Even when the answer is no to some of our wants and desires, He is good.

Looking forward, we are excited to honor God with our finances, instead of paying for our past. We hope to be good stewards of what the Lord has given us while setting a good example for our children. They are always watching and absorbing.

I would also like to take a minute and share a testimony I recently read from a sweet blogger. I hope you are encouraged by it.

Have a blessed rest of the week!

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