Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Born again Christmas

My family: Elizabeth, mama, Ronald
Two years ago I was running around trying to deliver my 200 residential stops while Mike delivered to just businesses, we barely got Christmas packages delivered that year. Our Christmas was crazy, rushed and in other words not fun. While we were making good money it just wasn't worth it, although some people would think making $2500 a week in December would make you merry it didn't us. That Christmas I spent a STUPID amount on gifts. I remember I took my baby sister Elizabeth with me to the mall on the Saturday before Christmas while Mike took Ronald with him to help deliver the packages we couldn't get delivered that week, I think they had over 100 stops. Meanwhile he bought me a STUPID amount of jewelry that day because he wanted to thank me for helping him with his routes. That day was awful and I missed Christmas shopping with my husband.

That Christmas was rushed and meaningless gifts were bought and given. I don't even think I had time to put up my tree that year, I cried after Christmas was over. I didn't get to enjoy it, my favorite time of year, the lights, the cookies, the time spent at church. All gone, never to be brought back again. Thankfully that was our last Christmas at FedEx, I feel for our friends we left behind there.

This year Christmas has popped out everywhere. This whole year has been wonderful with only a few times where we thought we weren't going to make it, but God was there and He provided for our needs. We have fallen in love with our new church, we now get eggs from our hens everyday and we got free land to build our farm on. The last six months have been unbelievable, all God's plan.

Our lives have changed drastically in two years and I might add for the better. We lived too high off the hog and God knew it. He had better plans for us that didn't involve crazy work hours, stupid amounts of money spent on meaningless items and trips or not being able to focus our time on Him. We have gone from living in a uptown townhouse to a trailer on beautiful farmland. Yes I said trailer. Oh don't think I didn't think differently about trailers a few years ago, and I am ashamed that I did. Our new life has humbled us and made us better people. We left that fly by night life behind us and have been happier ever since. We don't need much to make us happy.

I have read blogs upon blogs about people buying this and that and trying to find the next best thing to make them happy. It's really sad, we used to be there and thankfully God found us a way to get out. You don't need material things to make you happy. Asking God into my heart and learning more about him make me happy and have turned my life around. This Christmas is so meaningful this year. We have so much to be thankful for, our health, our hens laying eggs, a growing business and a slowed down pace of life. And we thank God everyday for it.

Until I blog again ~ Gal Molly

1 comment:

Michele said...

Sooooo true Molly! Glad things are better for you guys this year!