Who Knew Almost a Month Ago
That that hankering to cook for a month was a nudging from Jesus?
Not I said the fly.
I just knew that I wanted to cook and I wanted to cook a lot. Well, I say that and I need to add that we were fixing to get meat. We buy a cow every year and the time had come for our cow to be processed.
What I Thought was a Necessity
There were about 8 roasts that needed to be used before we got more. I wanted to cook those up. In doing so, I thought I’d just get a big pack of chicken as well. Also, I scoured all the goodies that I had forgotten about in my pantry/fridge/freezer area.
Once all was said and done, I had enough meals to last from June 6 to July 21st. Today, I was looking at my list and my calendar. Once looking and taking more inventory of things, I have until July 31st in meals.
In the end, it wasn’t the roasts that *had* to be cooked. It was the prompting of the Lord to cook and prepare for this upcoming trip. We had NO intentions of going this month because of so many reasons. He just worked it out.
Do you know how easy that makes my life? I don’t have to think about anything. There is a calendar that I keep on my fridge. On that fridge, I have down what we are having, so I do not even have to use my brain. My kids look at the day and go to the freezer.
The reason why I have been able to stretch it is that we have had to have been able to eat leftovers. I did not account for that at all. Normally, we don’t have a lot of leftovers, and what we do, we eat for lunch. That saves on our grocery bill because I do not have to buy as much for lunches.
All that being said, we made a spur-of-the-moment decision for Hunter and me to go to St. Augustine for treatment. We went this time last year and he needs a one-day treatment. By having suppers ready, I do not have to add that stress to my plate. Big Daddy does not have to worry about what is for supper. It is done.
Another reason we can pick up and go is that I have a village. I have Big Daddy, my mama, my big girls, my son-in-law, and a dear friend who picks up the slack to watch my kids. If it weren’t for those people, I could not do what I do.
I am so grateful that they are willing to help me and my family. It is such a blessing. They all want Hunter well, so there are so many prayers by so many people. To actually have people willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus so I can travel with him…precious to my soul.
Prayers appreciated for next week. Safe travels for Hunter and me, an uneventful week, and my family holding down the fort.