Friday, July 07, 2006


God is SO good. This morning I decided to weed through some of the boys clothes (again). It is a constant thing. As I was going through all of their clothes I realized J has only 2 pairs of jeans! Now, we won't be needing jeans for months, but it is always nice to have them on hand when the weather eventually turns.

Tonight as I was returning home my neighbor pulled up and told me he has a bag of clothes for me that his son outgrew. I absolutely love hand-me-downs! I don't dress my children all fancy and frilly and spend tons of money, but I also don't dress them in rags. If I can find a good deal at a garage sale or thrift store, great! If it happens to be a brand name, cool!

It just amazes me how on the same day I thought I would have to buy J some jeans in the future that he receives 4 pairs!!! All in great shape! Plus a slew of other things: shorts, a ball cap, shirts and khakis. God is SO good!

People wonder how they can afford X amount of kids. People question us having 'so many'. How will we afford it? Let me tell you- God provides! I can't remember the last time I've spent money on clothes for my kids and paid full price. And they have some nice clothes! So- it can be done.

Matthew 6:25, 26 states "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
God is amazing!


DDK23 said...

I love hand-me-downs as well. It saves money and usually looks just fine. But what I really like is seeing my son wearing my nephews old clothes. I feel like they are bonded in some odd way. Maybe its the girl in me, but it just so cute.
OH by the way congrats on the future arrival! I keep forgetting to tell you exciting!

Amie said...

Yes, I have become quite an expert on bargain shopping for kids clothes. Although, 2 pair of jean per boy would be good for us!

Jod said...

Aw, that was a sweet post. Thank you for reminding us of that.