A couple of years ago, I kept a "Jehovah Jireh" page in my planner - a spot to write down ways that God unexpectedly blessed us, mostly in the financial realm. It was certainly faith-building to record the manifold ways He provided for us, and my heart of gratitude overflowed as I remembered His blessings.
I haven't been keeping a list like that this year; but if I were, this would be on it in big letters:
WE WERE GIVEN FIVE FREE TICKETS TO SIX FLAGS AMUSEMENT PARK!
Five. Free. Tickets. That, my friends, equals a whole lot of money!! :)
These tickets were a special blessing because earlier this year, we did not make our traditional trip to Kings Dominion because they didn't have a homeschool day, as they have in years past (2010...2011...2012). Buying amusement park tickets at full price is simply not an option for us, so we broke the news to our disappointed boys that we wouldn't be able to go this year. Little did we know that God would give us the opportunity to try out a new-to-us amusement park later in the year!
Since Moriah was young enough to be free, we only had to buy a ticket for Shav, and the rest of us were covered with the free ones - an astonishing provision! I really can't get over it. :)
And so we set off on a cool September morning, eager for a day of fun...