Ok, so three days ago I posted how God had called us to a 3 month challenge in regards to our finances (for details read post for July 12th). Well, obviously God was preparing us for something because yesterday Michael was laid off. It's amazing that He had already prepared us by getting us into the mindset of living extremely modestly. The greatest part about the whole thing is that we don't have to tell the children if we don't want to because they are not expecting to get ANYTHING extra for the next 3 months. I mean, why burden their little minds if we don't have to. I am also amazed at the support we have, not just from family and friends, but from very close friends who are also going through the exact same thing right now. We have four other people who are close to us who have all lost their jobs in the past 2 weeks.
I will still be posting regularly what is going on with the Smith Family Challenge, it will just have a little bit of a different spin in light of the new circumstances.