Tuesday, October 9, 2007

the best news EVER... almost

That's me, all excited and surprised.
And Tabitha, for the record, I tried to call you with the news but it may be after bedtime.

So lately I have been FREAKING OUT about money. You have no idea how many times that I have fake-blogged (this is when you type it all out but never post it) about this issue, but c'est la vie. Now that I'm at the other end of that tunnel, this will be posted.

So we got into some debt over this most recent adoption and our finances were only getting progressively tighter/worse. I made a bad choice by putting the upfront fees onto our credit card. *Not that this is a bad choice for everyone, I just jumped ahead of God even though I knew better.* And by tighter/worse I mean TIGHTER/WORSE like don't have enough gas to get the kids from school worse. Ya with me? And we go to this church, this church that loves us WAY more than we deserve, and during our last adoption, they set up a "Our last name Adoption Fund". Can you see where this is going?

And it always takes this much for me to just let God do His thing. My stomach has been in daily tight upset-ness, every time that money came up I'd either cry or wish I was crying, I was trying to figure out how I could provide in the financial places that we were lacking, I kept pushing Husband to work extra hours, I stewed over the whole scenario for hours on end, me, me, me, I, I, I, and none of it worked. But in just the past two days I have finally been setting this down at His feet. Once I was finally able to cry for help to the One who loves me most, He swooped in and saved the day... as usual.

Tonight, while at church, I happened to be looking over the missions finances for something completely different and saw that our fund had SKYROCKETED to a teensy bit more than the credit card debt. Did you get that? I said, that the money set aside for us was enough to pay off all of our debt!! I'm not sure if I should throw the number out on the internet but if you email me, I'll tell you how crazy much that it is.

..my provider and my hero..

not sure what's left to say except AMEN!


Rebekah said...

That is awesome!! I am a lot like you. I try and try to figure it out with my human eyes. It takes work on my part to leave 'issues' to God. And he always, ALWAYS proves to be a true and loving God!

southerngirlmusings said...

Praise God for such a wonderful blessing!!! Gaining and keeping the patience to wait on Him is so hard but yet He remains faithful to us...hallelujah!

Dawne said...

How wonderful, Rachel!! Sometimes it's so hard to get out of God's way, but he always forgives us when we don't. I am so happy that this is taken care of!

Tabitha said...

(imagine me doing the Cabbage Patch while I chant this, ok?)Go God! Go God! Pappie is coming home!!!Go God, you're so cool! Seriously, Jesus so rocks and I am so happy that He is so takin' care of all the little details so that Mr. Pappie can come and have such a cool momma and dad!

Stephanie said...

Have I mentioned how much you inspire me?? You are my constant reminder, that he is...amazing.
Email me, I wanna know...cause I'm know-sey lol. Oh and cause I need your address for a secret something!

Tracey in CT said...

That is wonderful! I'm sure this is a HUGE burden off your shoulders.

Rebekah said...

Ive been thinking about adding music to my blog. Are you happy with yours?

Abbie said...

That is awesome.
Can't always say He comes through like that for me, but I know He loves us all as a Father and has only our best interest in mind.
Doesn't that make you feel like He's put His personal stamp on your life???

Angie said...

I am so happy for you. Good things happen to good people, and it is easy to see that you're tops!! God sees the work you are doing in His name and He is helping you do it! Does this cover all of your expenses or just the upfront fees?

Raquel said...

Rebekah, I don't know about everyone else but I like listening to it!

Southy, right!?!

Dawne, me too. What a sigh of releif!

Tab, somehow imagining you doing the cabbage patch isn't that hard... you do the rodger rabbit too?

Stephanie, I'm not that nice. I promise.

Tracy, Seriously. It's like I can breath!

Abbie, He always provides and I always stray ;0 It feels more like a magnet rather than a stamp!

Angie, well... both and. Because we're paying off the card with it. This makes the funds re-available. Am I making sense? Obviously we'd prefer to pay in cash but I SHO aint complaining now!

Euphoria said...

That is wonderful new Raquel! Praise God!! Funny what happens when you let God drive the steering wheel of your life, huh? When will we ever learn!


Aly Cat 121 said...

That's deep Sug. Sh*t if EVERYBODY were on the up and up about their finances, you probably wouldn't be stressin (cuz we'd all be a bunch of broke mo'fo's together). *chuckle*

And I'm sure there is more coming your way.

The Beast Mom said...

ooh, that is very cool. I resonate with this more than you know.

thankful with you,

Leah S said...

Sweet! I know how money woes can eat away your time and peace. Would you mind sharing me how much it was? I think I am a wee bit too interested in numbers. ;)