Remind me of this next week, after the orthodontist consult. Where we find out just how much #3's mouth will cost. So that she will never have to be called "Jack". As in Mr. O'Lantern. And remind me again in the spring when we are planning to have the peeling paint on our house removed and the surfaces repainted. And each time something huge comes up and I want to stick my fingers in my ears and sing "nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah" pretending not to notice the "elephant in the room".
No matter how frustrating it is to be a stay-at-home mom, whose only contribution to the family buget is shopping at Goodwill and buying meat when it is on sale, I know that all will be well. I am inspired by the optimism of Julian of Norwich. I have known for quite some time now, God has me in the palm of His hand. He has never turned His palm upside down and laughed as I tumbled out into an abyss. He never will.
So, even though sometimes King and I may feel a little panicky, as in, "Oh my stars, where are we going to get the money to pay for THAT?!?!" In our hearts we know that there is nothing to fear.