Sometime after Dan died, I knew that I’d need to start working again, probably on a very part-time basis and ramping up as my youngers grew. In the days before I had 7 kids, I was an attorney – a litigator and I loved it.
After Ben was born, I pitched a part-time proposal to my firm. They said yes and I cut back to billing only 30 hours a week. When my third was born, I cut back even more, dropping my benefits and working on a contract basis. That was perfect and I thought I would keep doing that until my kids were grown and launched.
Then I had child #4.
At that point, life was crazy with preschool and a nanny and four little children and Dan and I decided to take a huge leap of faith. I stopped working altogether. We cut every single expense to the bone; we pulled kids out of preschool, stopped using the dryer, learned to give haircuts and didn’t just shop sales – we shopped garage sales.
In those years, we cut our teeth on trusting God with our finances. God always provided.