Thursday, January 7, 2010

7/365

We’re RICH!

Waaaaay back when – when Andrew was just 6 or 7 – I went to a 12-hour cereal sale at Super 1 (our local grocery store). I bought boxes and boxes and bags and bags of sale cereals – probably 50 or more boxes/bags of a variety of cereals. I came home and put all of them away in the huge, walk-in pantry we had at the time. All those breakfast cereals took up at least 3 shelves in my pantry. Andrew came by the pantry while I was working in there and with awe in his voice he said, “We’re rich!”

I had to laugh, but at the same time I realized the truth of his statement. We didn’t (still don’t) have a nice savings account, an expensive house, or luxury vehicles, but we had (and still have) all our needs met. To Andrew that was illustrated in the rows and rows of cereal in front of him. What a great reminder to me – with each cereal sale – of the fact that God has provided for us consistently. I am so thankful!

So, my Thankful Thursday photos…

cereal-rich-1

cereal-rich-2

18 comments:

Leslie said...

I love it - and the story too! We do that about once a year when there is a good sale and the kids LOVE it.

Diana said...

Very cool Elli! And if they stay sealed up they don't go stale :)

Jennifer said...

Agree with Leslie's comment.

love way you capture the pictures where make it interest to look at the picture and story.

Nancy said...

Right there with you, Elli! I've never needed "stuff" to make me feel rich. When I look at my happy, healthy kids, my snug home, and my loving marriage I know that we are incredibly wealthy in every way that matters.

Mel said...

Very cool! Money isn't everything you are def right and rich can mean so many things to so many people!

Amanda said...

Love the photos, and yes we are very rich indeed.

stacy mcpeek-smith said...

LOVE THIS!!! I always buy tons of cereal as well when I see a sale, and I always have at least 10 boxes in the pantry... friends and family comment, but now when they do i will just tell them we are rich!

tracysphotos said...

Love this!

CapturedMomentsbyRACHEL said...

o love this elli good way to express your THANKFULLNESS:)

Todd Atchison said...

Great story!! Very fun photo!!

Amanda said...

Great story Elli!

365 by K.O.S. Photography said...

I laughed and had to tell my husband about the "We're Rich!" My favorite is the second! I love the depth of field.

Sandra said...

Aw, what a great story and a humble reminder to be grateful for what we do have. Nice job with the second picture.

PLPortraiture said...

I Love Everything about this Post!

Your Organizing Guru said...

Are those full sized boxes or mini single serve boxes? Either way... it's amazing. :) Luv your sweet kiddos and all of the inspiration they feed to me.
@juliebavi

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