When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Cake
Testimonies of Overcoming Series- Part 4
Have you looked back on your 2016 and felt like a financial failure because you are not where you want to be? My last blog post, I addressed being an entrepreneur and a homeschooler who is “Broke on Purpose.” As a business owner and home educator, I have had to make some tough financial decisions to ensure that I continued to walk in this season’s calling. In addition to not being able to do everything I wanted from a financial perspective, I also took a job on a local farm to help pay for some homeschooling experiences for our son.
Yesterday, as I scrolled through the photos in my camera, what really transpired this year began to come into focus. Looking at those images helped me to see that 2016 was much more successful than I initially was allowing myself to recognize. I am dedicating this post to those milestones that were achieved despite my family not having 100% of our wants. Before the end of the year, I will be printing copies and making a photo journal so that I don’t forget that this year’s journey has not all been through the valley. This was a wonderful year for our homeschool and our careers, even if the world’s standards tried to tell us otherwise. Plus, it culminated in my seasonal $9 per hour job being the reason my son’s trip to Greece received an early pay-off. If you are in a space where you are feeling down about your current circumstances, take some time to uncover the truth that there was some lemon cake made from those lemons.
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