I must share with you all about our travel fund. Our travel fund consisted of a gallon sized glass jar that we would put all of our extra change into from the cash budget purchases. Well throughout this journey it has been sitting on our counter almost full of change and some dollar bills. Check it out-
It was pretty full!!
I had felt a tiny little pull from the Lord early on about this jar. I ignored it. So lame I know. I justified hanging onto this jar of coins because it was for the whole family! It wasn't just a jar that was for me and K, we had talked at length with the kids about what we were going to use this money for. Hawaii came up, Disney Land and even a trip to Utah to see my sister and her family. It had a purpose. God wanted me to let it go. I was being a big baby and didn't want to let it go. "WHAAA!" I said to God...."Just let me keep this! It's just coins...mostly!" I hung onto it until one day my husband called when he got to work. He had felt convicted about that stupid jar all the way to work and felt like we weren't really giving our all if we didn't give this jar up. SO LAME! At least that's what I thought at the time. Anyway, when he got home, he and the kids emptied it out, sorted and rolled it up. It was super exciting...so exciting that I will share some pictures with you!
|Their faces say it all...pure excitement!|
|The barbie in the back has passed out from the sight of all this coin!|
|They were such good sports about it, and I think it helped make them more a part of this journey as well.|
Thanks for reading friends! Hope you had a great weekend!!