Weathering The Effects Of A Financial Rainy Day 

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Today I bring to you,

Back to school, part two.

When I switched on the lights this morning,

From my children's room there wasn't the usual movement, or stirring.

Five thirty AM is their usual time of awaking,

Without an alarm or any parental prodding.

Seems as though back to school worked like a sleeping pill, 

Because their response was "It's Night Time Still!"

Nevertheless, we all got ready and made our departure,

For this great, back to school adventure.

Jahaziel was without a doubt extremely glad,

While Amaziah was a mixture of happy and sad.

As we got closer to school, he let his true feelings show,

Because the tears started to flow and flow and flow.

Not silently, but as loud as he could be,

Grasping my leg, crying "Mummy don't leave me".

From this I had to wrench my heart away,

By letting him know that I couldn't stay.

I assured him I'd be back at eleven thirty,

But it seemed that was no comfort as he continued with his plea.

For both of us I know this is a phase,

But boy oh boy we've both had better days. 

We get to do it all over again tomorrow,

And this time I am praying it is with less sorrow.


The rolling of thunder punctuated the start of our day, 

While the lightning flashes created a brilliant display. 

They were definitely a recognizable introduction, 

For the downpour which was about to come. 

All the rain clouds were tightly mustered together, 

In unison, for the approaching inclement weather. 


I thought for such changes you can definitely prepare, 

With raincoats, umbrellas, sweaters, and appropriate footwear. 

But what happens when we apply this scenery to a life situation, 

And no sort of preparation has been done. 

Life can bring storms that leave us stunned, 

Even more so when there is no emergency fund. 


The effects of this I can personally attest,

Has a high cost factor which is inclusive of alot of stress.

A few years ago we were in a great amount of financial debt,

Then we followed a plan, of which we have no regret.

This plan is known as Financial Peace University,

And it is the brainchild of Dave Ramsey.


In eleven months we became debt free,

Which then allowed us to save and give with more liberty.

Fast forward to today, I’m glad I was prepared,

Because our car needed to be repaired.

As I sat looking at the alternator being replaced,

I was confident it was a setback I knew I could face.


Something about this falling rain,

Made me think of the peace we gained.

Both stress and cost are elements of an unexpected financial surprise,

However, being debt free and having an emergency fund keeps them minimised.

Financial freedom is what I encourage you to seek,

To be prepared when the weather looks a bit bleak.
Copyright © September 6th 2017 By Amanda Jones. All Rights Reserved

Return to my blog page

Today I bring to you,

Back to school, part two.

When I switched on the lights this morning,

From my children's room there wasn't the usual movement, or stirring.

Five thirty AM is their usual time of awaking,

Without an alarm or any parental prodding.

Seems as though back to school worked like a sleeping pill, 

Because their response was "It's Night Time Still!"

Nevertheless, we all got ready and made our departure,

For this great, back to school adventure.

Jahaziel was without a doubt extremely glad,

While Amaziah was a mixture of happy and sad.

As we got closer to school, he let his true feelings show,

Because the tears started to flow and flow and flow.

Not silently, but as loud as he could be,

Grasping my leg, crying "Mummy don't leave me".

From this I had to wrench my heart away,

By letting him know that I couldn't stay.

I assured him I'd be back at eleven thirty,

But it seemed that was no comfort as he continued with his plea.

For both of us I know this is a phase,

But boy oh boy we've both had better days. 

We get to do it all over again tomorrow,

And this time I am praying it is with less sorrow.

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