Camera is broken so you get some reflecion for now...

This week my beloved camera broke...the very thing to accompany us everywhere since Solon was born.  You don't know how much you miss something until it is unusable...I don't know how many picture perfect moments I missed this weekend...so we are off to the repair shop tomorrow and then hopefully not off to buy a new camera...we shall see!  Until then you get my thoughts on the last week of our life...

As you all know Scott and I have stepped out in faith to go from 2 incomes to one.  Many people ask what my next ventre is and though I have had an offer or two to do another job - God has made it plain to our untrusting eyes that this is what he wants our family to do - Scott to provide the income and me to take care of the home.  In today's society, it is so often about moving up, having the nicest car, name brand clothes, enjoy fun entertainment and compete with others (if we are honest - and I have that tendency too).  However, he continues to humble our hearts daily and throughout this past year to what we should focus our attention on - something that has taken some serious molding on his part for me for sure!!!  I like me some Gymboree and shopping...

In late winter we got a call from our bank making it possible to refinance and go from 2 mortgages to 1 - saving us about $400/month.  We also find that people give us just what we need - like size 2T used Gap jeans - they are totally my taste and even better free - how good is God???  Just the other night I said I wanted a new bench for our back deck - on our walk we found none other than the perfect match to our pre-existing furniture.  I even took up sewing - creating some fun and cost-effective baby gifts.  Now some might say it was just luck but we know God has his hand in all of this - no task too small for his involvement....

You might ask why I am sharing...well, I don't know...I think because I am so thankful to him for all he has blessed us with and all he has taught me that I hope to spread his goodness to others.  My heart is with young mothers - our gig is HUGE and we must support one another...

Staying home is everyone's own choice but I know it is a decision I won't regret - the moment I gave birth every fiber in my soul told me this was what I was meant to do - this 1st week has been an adjustment going from 1000 miles an hour to about 10 but I have gotten to witness Solon learning, growing, smiling, laughing and making my soul happy.  Our family is so blessed - we have our ups and downs but God is so good to us and we are so thankful for our faith to praise God in life's valleys and mountain tops!

May God bless you all - With love,
The Port's