No one told me being grown up would be so hard. How did our parents do it? I look back at the life they provided my family — a nice home with a swimming pool, health care, food, education, clothes, cars — and I look at my finances and I just don’t understand how they were able to do so much with less education and less emotional support than I have now. I am so grateful for their hard work.

I look at my husband going to work every day, saving for retirement, fixing the house, maintaining the cars, indulging his wife, taking care of his family. He’s never too busy. He always answers the phone. How does he stay so even tempered with the weight of the world on his shoulders? I am so grateful for his responsible, generous spirit.

I am so often overwhelmed at the responsibilities I face as an adult. Health care costs are rising. Food, gas, taxes… they’re all going up. Social security will be nonexistent for my generation. I’ve tried before to shoulder this burden alone. I’ve tried to achieve things in my own strength and it left me depleted and discouraged. I am so grateful that God walks with me and shoulders the burdens for me. Thank you, Father, for not leaving me alone. Thank you for your spirit and the people you’ve sent to be my partners in life. It makes the burdens so much lighter.

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