Monday, December 14, 2009
Immigrant Family Looking At Statue Of Liberty From Ellis Island
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Earlier this week, I wrote about a financial setback. But this morning.... this morning, I almost started laughing when I found out something. We lost one source of our income. This was the one which paid for Amy's (14) dance tuition. It also provided us with some of our food money. Well, it's gone now. I laughed at my calamity and was actually happy. Strange as that sounds, I was in a good mood.
I went into my kitchen and scrubbed my counters and smiled. I was content and peaceful.
The children are outside having a ball. They are sledding and making snowmen. They are smiling and happy. They have little fear when it comes to finances. They can easily adapt.
I am thinking about all the depression-era mothers and how they kept the house. They also sacrificed many things so their children could have extras whenever possible. We will find a way to keep Amy in dance. It means the world to her. I am not going to worry about where this money will come from because I only have today.
The Immigrant mothers lived on very little. They worked very hard and had very close, loving families. I admire them greatly. They scraped and saved and sacrificed to help make this country what it is today.
Today, I have enough cash to buy milk and bread and trash bags. I have enough money to put gas in my car for the week.
Today is all that matters. I am blessed beyond measure.