Over the weekend, Matt and I finally had a chance to sit down together to go over our 2010 budget.
I know I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to looking at the budget with my husband…but in a weird kind of way, it feels like a date of sorts (the kind of date where I’m in my stained bathrobe sporting a pitiful ponytail and there are four loud kids running around with stinky feet).
It’s just nice to sit down with my husband and plan and dream and discuss our daily lives and our future goals.
I came away from our “budgeting date” extremely thankful for two specific things:
- My husband and I are on the same page when it comes to spending, giving and saving money. I know that marriages can be strained because one spouse likes to spend more money than the other…or one spouse likes to hold back money and not share with those in need. I’m thankful that Matt and I barely have to use words…and then when one of us does, the other just nods…because we think alike when it comes to money.
- The bottom line of our budget showed us that after all is said and done, this year we should be able to give a little more and save a little more. It was an incredible relief and blessing to see how God has provided what we need to be able to do these things.
Always, always God takes care of his children.
What are you thankful for this Gratituesday? Big or small…there’s ALWAYS something to be thankful for! Write about what you’re grateful for on your blog, then come link up with us here. Or, if you don’t have a blog, be sure to leave a comment letting us know what you’re thankful for!
Let’s all share what God is doing in our lives!