Monday, March 2, 2015

Grateful Heart: Hubby's Job!

I am so happy to wake up this morning with a grateful heart! I honestly try to everyday but Monday's it is always on my mind! I am excited to link up with sweet Emily at Ember Grey to share what I am grateful for!!

Today I am grateful for Matthew's job! I think this is truly something that I take for granted! God has given him a job that provides for our family! It pays the bills so we can have a house, heat/air, food in our tummies, and most importantly it allows me to stay at home with my babies!! Now believe me, we are by no means living high off the hog! His job provides for our needs! and thank goodness he is good with money because if not we would be in trouble! But I am oh so grateful for this job! I am also grateful that it provides insurance for our family!!
I am grateful that he works for people who care and have compassion! When I got sick with Hudson, I never in my life dreamed I would be in the hospital for 12 days and then Hudson would be in the hospital for 5 months! Matthew's boss was totally ok with him staying for at least the first month during all of it! Most jobs would not allow this and this was something that meant more to us than all the money in the world!

The other day I was having a selfish moment. I was having the "wants". I want these shoes. I want this furniture. I want Matthew to have a new truck. I want, want, want! If only Matthew made more money..blah blah blah   and God stopped me dead in my tracks.     He basically ask me if what he had given us was not good enough?? He put this example on my heart.....    As parents, or just anyone in general, when we give something to someone we want them to like it. We want them to be happy.  and if they are not?? It makes us sad. It hurts.       I instantly felt this was what God was thinking of me.  He had given Matthew a job that provides for us. He has given us a beautiful healthy family, and so many other things, and instead of being happy with it, I was dreaming of wanting other things!! Shame on me! God has given us EXACTLY what we need. Exactly what he wants us to have!! What an awesome thing! He picked out every thing in my life for me!

So again, I am grateful for Matthew's awesome job and what it does for our family!!
Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Lots of love..


  1. Megan, this post is great. I think no matter what situation we are in we think this way. We are not perfect but it's so nice to have God there to tell us when we are thinking irrationally. I'm glad you posted this. I am sure there are others in your position that deal with the same thing but don't talk about it.

  2. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the wants....we all have days like this. I love your perspective though. I needed to hear this today. Thank you friend!

  3. AMEN! I am with you 100%. Without my hubby's job we'd be in a bad bad bad place. God provides! I tried to reply to your comments on my blog but you are a no-reply and I see I'm back to being one too. is my email :)

  4. Amen Girl! Isn't it amazing when he speaks to you like that?!? I know sometimes he, as I say, politely tries to whisper in my ear--and I choose to have selective hearing. That's usually when he yells (in the best way possible) bringing me to my senses and back to reality at how truly blessed I really am.

  5. Oh my goodness I love this post! I totally have been in that place many times. Love the way you put it together with hearing Him speak to you!! When we open our hearts to Jesus it makes all the difference right?!!

  6. Wow, your example really touched me, Megan. It's something I'll think about the next time I get The Wants ;) Thank you XO