I am human. I make mistakes. Luckily this isn't a huge one. But my heart is heavy. Robert has been leading a financial small group. One about getting out of debt (house included) and getting your money to work for you, etc. We've been working so hard at our finances after a rough 2007. We had so many financial hits and we finally have our head above water and are making INCREDIBLE progress. It's truly amazing. Praise the Lord!
I should go ahead and say, that to put me in a cute clothing store, without kids, a 'credit' to the store, and a debit card...well, it's just plain dangerous. My blood starts flowing like crazy. Endorphins begin consuming my body and my brain falls out to the floor. I am incapable of making rational financial decisions.
I came out of the store that I was in having spent way more than I knew I should have. My reasoning to the sales girl was that I had to "see it on me at home". Oh, and the ENTIRE store was on sale. AHHHHHHH.
I knew it wouldn't be very long (29.5 hours to be exact) that Robert would ask me about it. I stumbled over my words for any excuse that would get me off the phone with him as fast as possible.
My wonderful, patient, understanding husband showed me such incredible grace and mercy. That doesn't excuse the fact that I messed up, but for some odd reason, it really showed me how much he loved me. He didn't yell at me or get so upset that I actually became happy with my mistake. His response instilled in me even more of a desire to follow our financial plan and goals he has set out for our family.
I blew it, and I'm sure I'll blow it again. But I'm learning. We're all works in progress.
I'm so glad our Heavenly Father is even more forgiving that our earthly soul mates. What a wonderful example Robert set for me today. Thank you babe! I love you and I'm sorry!