Before I start tonight's blog I wanted to send out a WARM THANK YOU to the gals who read and commented on it!! I can't tell you how GRATEFUL I am to you all!! It meant a lot to me to see the warm comments and encouragement! I also made a boo boo in my scripture.. sort of.. you see it's in Matthew CHAPTER 6 VERSE 24.. I went back to read it again this morning and realized.. OOPS I posted that wrong!! So I wanted to correct it for you all...I also received my FREE Magazine today from KRAFT!! YAY!! it's pretty cute!! You'll love it!!
Ok.. it's day three and I continue to scrub!! Today was computer/scrap/craft room and it really wasn't that bad.. I finalized up all the stuff in the dining room, made my freecycle pile bigger and vacuumed up the front hallway and front porch.. I zoomed around in different areas of the home... however my kitchen is a TOTAL DISASTER!! as soon as I hit submit.. I'm headed back in that direction!! My kitchen being clean means I can relax and not feel frazzled.
So as I was saying I sent a OFFER into Freecycle... the mods in my group... play a very strong role in being BOSS... they spell check posts, grammerly correct them, let EVERY SINGLE person on freecyle KNOW that if they did NOT put the right heading in their e-mail header and so on.. so I'm EXTREMELY careful in how I write and post my OFFERS.. I've given up on WANTS as you know... but anyway.. I send my offers in.. magazines, old dishes, books, picture frames etc.. I got a response in 30 SECONDS.. NO KIDDING!! phew.. ok free and clear of that junk tomorrow!! YAYA!!!!!
But here's my kicker... a member.. not the same one who is coming tomorrow... wrote me this..
HI We are getting married in may and are wondering if you have anything that we could use and take off your hands. If you have anything that is a possibility or an idea to help us make your items work that would be great... thanks a lot Ok.. as I've said in the past.. I'm a pretty giving person but what is this????? I growled... hubby jokingly said "yeah.. tell her we have tires she can paint.. old chairs she can cover with blankets and my old hunting bow ".. Ok where is the eye roll smiley when you need it...??? Anyway... Do you chalk this up as greed? Or do you chalk this one up as... well I just don't know.. I think it takes guts to e-mail a total stranger and ask for things like that... When I got married.. hubby and I decided in two weeks we would do it with NO money.. and it was a GREAT wedding.... No REGRETS!!
Soooooooooooooo opening up the bible I stumbled on this...1 Peter 5:2 "Be Shepard's of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be;not greedy from money but eager to serve; This hit home in two places tonight.. I really really wanted to respond to this person with a WHAT ARE YOU THINKING attitude.. but guess that wouldn't be what God had intended right? So for now I won't respond.. but if I do find anything I think is presentable for a wedding.. I will offer.. because if it's in my basement and I haven't moved it for 6 years than I don't need.. however in my heart.. I really don't think there is anything down there that is going to really be anything to offer!! Another came to mind tonight when my 11 year old came home with a friend today after school.. both wanted to go to the dance tonight.. Hubby and I agreed that it would be Ok.. it cost $4.00 to get in and then they have snacks.. so we gave him $10.. you see my 11 year old rarely goes out and does these things... so we were SHOCKED!! but agreed.. Hubby went to work and as I was getting the boys ready I asked my son.. "do you have your money" he responded with a "yes".. Ok good.. so what are you going to buy with $6? He said "don't you mean $2 mom"? hmmmmm last I knew 10-4.. well equaled 6.. right?? So I asked him "what do you mean $2?" My son's friend turned to me and said "Oh he's paying for me to go I have no money..."... sighhhhhh....I love my son.. I really do.. but how did we end up paying for this child too??? Ok.. Ok.. Lord.. I said NOTHING... I'm not being greedy with the money.. I'm being eager to server.. cause you see this child comes from a single mom home.. whose rarely home.. no father figure.. so Christ in his life... I have to be his "example of Christ" for today... Funny how the TITLE of Chapter five states To Elders and Young Men God's ALWAYS talking... Sometimes I just need to stop and listen!!