I want to take a moment to praise the Lord for all the blessings He's given our little family this Christmas. As you all know, we weren't exactly planning on getting pregnant quite yet and aren't really at a place financially where we are as ready as we'd like to be. But we're trusting Him and that He knew exactly what he was doing when He created this little one to be ours.
Ever since we found out we were pregnant, all of our money stresses seem to have completely gone away (other than that major after-baby worry that is normal as far as I can tell). Every month we've had plenty to pay the bills and plenty to pay for other needed things as well (normally I always feel like we're just scraping by). We haven't added to our debt at all and have been able to pay things down significantly. And now, at a time of year when we're usually trying to figure out where that extra couple hundred dollars will come (and often putting it on a credit card until January or February because I've forgotten to budget for Christmas), we again have plenty. We're managing to buy Christmas presents for each other and our immediate families and to also buy much needed other items (and still eat out occasionally - albeit at fast food restaurants).
Thank you, Lord, for granting such blessings at a time in our lives that feels so out of our control. May we remember this and continue to hold fast in our trust of You.