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Generosity and paying it forward

February 2nd, 2014 at 07:56 am

Our whole world essentially knows that we are on the brink of unemployment. We've gotten lots of prayers and some job opportunities forwarded to us, plus requests for resumes. And since we've been (sort of) reunited with biological father, he offered to pay our insurance once we're fourteen weeks out of last date and severance has ended. It's not quite so nerve-wracking, but scary nonetheless.

Yesterday one of our friends through Scouting gave DH a big bag of winter ware items that their sons outgrew: gloves, wool socks, etc. We'll be able to use all of it.

DH was a kitchen helper at the Klondike for the Scouts yesterday and brought home two huge Ziploc baggies of chili leftovers from lunch. We've got enough of the mild chili for two dinners and four lunches for DH. We ended up giving the hot/spicy chili to my stepdad. We had a lot of snow and stepdad said if DH picked up the snowblower at my parents' house, he'd be able to use it for our driveway and our rental unit (long story, single mother moved in five years ago and DH does the lawn and shovels for her). So in 45 minutes he ended up with both properties done and shoveled.

So, I'm thinking that I'll bake some muffins tomorrow to share with our hand-me-down giving friend, and cornbread muffins to go with the chili for us and my parents.

Feeling pretty content with the circle I have. Smile

7 Responses to “Generosity and paying it forward”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Cornbread and chili is such a good combination. Good idea.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Wonderful to have the community that you do!

  3. scottish girl Says:

    How nice! I've never had cornbread before, I wonder what the British version is?

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Scottish girl - the best I can figure out is that Johnny cakes might be somewhat similar - cornbread is made from cornmeal

    Laura - that is so great how your family is being shown love from your community

  5. rob62521 Says:

    It is heartwarming to see how you are helping and being helped!

  6. snafu Says:

    Yum, home made corn bread to partner with chilli. Friends will appreciate muffins and are likely delighted that others will use and enjoy winter ware. Prayers DH finds satisfying work.

  7. PNW Mom Says:

    Sounds like some very wonderful friends!
    Child and cornbread are on my menu for the upcoming week Smile

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