small successes (vol.12)...

"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."

By the grace of God I responded with charity and calm during a recent moment of "crisis" with my 19-year-old. Parenting young adults reminds me to get on my knees each and every day begging God for the grace and wisdom to parent without smothering or solving all their problems for them. What a challenging balance!

I have followed the new household budget for two weeks. I have been creative with food prep and gift ideas for the holidays, with joy no less! That is a miracle in case your were wondering. I keep reminding myself that I am to be "under my husband's mission" for the betterment of our family. This is part of my vocation. With God's grace I can do it...wiht JOY and day at a time.

Still using the pantry and freezer for most meals. I had no idea we had so much tucked away. This has been another good exercise in frugality.

Be inspired one small success at a time over at FaithandFamilyLIVE!
Happy Thursday!