I still have schoolage children at home (six out of nine) and we are always struggling financially, to the point where we have to rely on charity for food at times. This has always been very humbling for me, but I’ve dealt with it so that I could stay at home with my children.
My husband works very hard as a social worker, but the salary has always been insufficient for our basic needs. That led us to borrowing for many years, just to make ends meet.
I now have an opportunity to work at a nursing home as a nurse’s aide on second shift, but I’m starting to feel uneasy about leaving the children alone. We have been doing without most of the “extras” that our present culture is accustomed to, but we would like the “luxury” of sending our kids to Catholic schools, for instance. Are we doubting God’s providence?