I love my husband. We are perfect for each other because we balance each other out.
One of those ways is MONEY. I tend to be more of a spender, he's a miser.
But, his miserly ways have been such a huge blessing to this family. No, we are not rich. Yes, we have bills and currently have some debt. No, we don't eat out very often. Yes, our clothes come from Goodwill and Savers, and yes, we do have to say "No" to our kids sometimes.
But, we often get to say "yes" to big things and little things. We just have to prioritize. And he's great a juggling and prioritizing.
So last night we were discussing whether or not to take the scholarship that we received and go forward with our plans to put Tyler into Pieceful Solutions. Weighing that facts: we will have to come up with $2500 over the course of the year to pay the remainder of the tuition that the scholarship doesn't cover, plus the additional cost of gas.
And my husband said "We have to do this. We have to give him this chance."
And he started just throwing out all these ideas for meeting the need, a big one being...we need an autism school in the West Valley! Yup, we dream big, lol.
One of the things that has been a hinderance to us is that almost all of the support groups, therapies, schools, etc are in the East Valley. Just the cost of gas to get to these things can be prohibitive.
And, wow, did we start to dream last night, lol. One of the funnest things to do with my husband is to just dream awhile. We get so caught up in the day-to-day grind of life that we put our dreams and visions aside, sometimes it seems like those things will never happen. But we have some big dreams, things that God put into our hearts individually before we even knew each other, things we are not sure will ever come to pass.
But, there is definitely a need. How will it be met? I don't know. I do know I've spoken with two different people from my church just here recently who have expressed a burden to work with autistic children. Pastor Garrett even mentioned in school orientation last summer about the need for GCA to step up as these conditions will become more prevelant even in the church (VPC has two known cases of autism right now!)
....and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14
Well, this post is certainly a rambling one, sorry! What's my point? Well, first of all, Tyler's going to school. Second, we have big dreams. If you can use anything, Lord, you can use me. Let your will be done.