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As I was reading my journals and seeing what a GREAT year 2010 was for our family. We had a Disney trip and we did all sorts of fun stuff in the Bay Area. We had our visit to Utah and we got a new TV. We just had a great year. I felt like finally, maybe, we were going to stabilize a bit financially. I loved it.
And then came 2011 and our own little financial crash called our move and job hunt.
And looking back, I know God gave us that year of financial prosperity in preparation for 2011. We were careful, it's not like we spent our last dime, but we proportionately built savings, as well as funding some fun things for our family.
And we had the money to endure what we had to, along with having built our family ties with some of our previous spending to withstand what came.
Anyway, just wanted to add that. Our prosperity came at a price later down the road, and I'd rather be poor (or, maybe less rich is a good word, we are by no means poor) and settled. :)