I have been blessed this summer, by a neighbor. He is a bachelor beginning his little homestead. He has chickens and turkeys, but its the chickens that have been a blessing. His chickens lay 8-9 eggs each day. He can't use them all so he has been giving them to my mom and dad (for free) who then pass them out to all the neighbors. This has helped us so much. I have a strict grocery budget and with rising prices this has freed up a few dollars that I can spend on other needed items.
But the blessings don't stop there! Yesterday, my mom, dad, Lauren and I picked these off of our neighbors peach tree. Yes, you guessed it, for Free! I haven't been able to can peaches for 2 years because of the horrendous price they charge per bushel. I got more than a bushel this time and we will be enjoying these on our dinner table this winter.
It never ceases to amaze me how God provides. Whether it is a bit of over-time for Joel, socks and undies for the kids bought by the grandparents, $50 slipped into an encouraging card by a dear friend (you know who you are my friend), or eggs and peaches from a generous neighbor. It just cements in my heart and mind that I am to be home with my children not out teaching in a school setting. I am to be home teaching them, loving them and building everlasting bonds with each precious child. I know that God will provide for our needs because He does so again and again.
"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19