TJ and I have been trying this crazy new thing called budgeting. It's really hard. And sometimes it feels like we should just continue to ignore our finances and hope for the best--because we seem to have less money now that we're paying attention to it. And two weeks ago today we addressed the issue in prayer, asking for help in making ends meet.
That very night I saw a neighbor post on Facebook that her mom was giving away her oven, and I jumped. Our stove had lost two burners in the past six months, and the oven element had finally given way as well. Although TJ fixes everything himself, even paying for the parts was going to be expensive. So Anna Field gave us her glass top stove for free and our problem was solved.
Also, I've always wanted a glass top stove. So...clean!!!
Spencer W. Kimball said,
“God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs. Therefore, it is vital that we serve each other in the kingdom."
Thanks to Sister Field and my two strong men, I now have a beautiful, fully functional stove.
And our bank account is still (relatively) healthy.
And this is what we found underneath the oven when we moved it. Yikes!