Most of you know that I'll be doing a session at this years NAEA in Fort Worth (If you will be there...come visit me...my session is Blogging & Other Shameless Self Promotion! Also I'll be heading a table up at the round table discussions for elementary). Money to get there has been a great concern...since I'm the only income for my family. Before we had Eli...we knew we wanted my wife to be able to stay home with our children, and we did everything we could to set ourselves up for that to happen. Now almost 2 yrs into it...we have seen God provide for us over and over. We've not struggled or wanted for anything. We are careful with our money...and make wise choices, but to say we've gone without....I can not! This trip is going to be a big expense that is well over what we're use to since going to only my income. However, we felt it was important for me to continue to pursue the doors that have opened up over the past few years professionally. Sunday...a man that use to be in the adult Sunday school class I teach came up to me. He proceeded to share that God had put it on his heart to pay for the hotel room we'll be staying in while in Fort Worth. He is going to cash in all his "points" and put us up near the conference. WHAT?!?!?! I was blown away. I had talked to him a bit the past Wed. about a grant I was writing to help pay for the trip, but never thought anything of our conversation. Here is the kicker...he sent the link to where he was going to get our hotel room...it was the exact hotel my wife was going to book for us(has a great indoor pool for the kids!!).
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & PTL!