Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Waste not.....

Hi, my name is Debby and I've become a food hoarder. I've said it...the first step is admitting the problem, or so I'm told. Honestly, since discovering Esh's (a discount grocery store in Evans - which by the way, if you haven't gone, you need to!), I've started....well....hoarding food. It's just that the deals ARE SO GOOD and that particular item might not be there next time, therefore, the only logical solution is buy, buy, buy!!! Who cares if I already have three boxes of snack bars....these are only $1.00!!! I mean, peanut butter Captain Crunch for $1.50??? Can you see my logic?

So, this thinking (and buying) has got my fridge and pantry busting at the seams! So, this week I've decided that we would try and do something radical....wait for it....wait for it....THE ROMEY'S ARE GOING TO EAT WHAT THEY HAVE!!!! I know this sounds ridiculous, but what would happen if just one week per month we didn't go shopping and just ate the food I've accumulated over the rest of the month? How would it change our budget? How would it affect how we see food and our "need?"

So this week I only bought things we had to have: milk, bread, & eggs (and saline solution...a girl's gotta see!). All of our breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are coming from what we already have. I'll be honest, we're going to have to get a little creative - but isn't that the point?

It's only day two, but this challenge has made me realize just how incredibly blessed we are and how much excess we truly live with. With that said, please don't judge my husband and daughter on their lunches this week. They may be eating snack bars and Captain Crunch for lunch, but hey - at least we're eating - there are many in this world who can't say that!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A deleriously written blog...but I want the memory!

I just have to declare my thanks and praise to God for His provision and blessing. Today we got the news that our grant application was accepted and our adoption fees are paid in full. This means that we can now be shown to potential birthmothers...one step closer to bringing home Tait.

It's been an emotional day and my heart is overflowing with love and gratitude. Thank you Father for taking such good care of us. We truly believe that we are in Your perfect will and that you have a little one out there who you want back...we are ready.

Let my heart not forget this day -ever - and always remember that His plan is best. We might be in for a long wait, we might not...regardless I will praise Him!!

As I did dishes tonight (listening to Pandora - Newsboys station) I was praying and thanking God. Humming along to a Newsboys song I glanced at the computer and saw the album cover...I thought, since when is there a black guy in that band? Upon further inspection, I realized it was Michael Tait from DC Talk!!! I was instantly transported back to a dark time in our lives - when we were waiting for Sophie.

We attended a prayer group at church and the room we met in was the teen's rec room. One of the posters on the wall for the band Tait and had a large picture of Michael and the name TAIT in big bold letters. I spent a lot of time staring at that poster, the name, and the man.

In this instance God was speaking to me to let me know that our Tait is on his way...I will hold onto this hope and memory! It's amazing how God weaves everything together!