Sunday, April 15, 2012

An Answer to Prayer

*This is a crossover post from my personal blog so if you read both I apologize that you are seeing this for a second time!!

A few months ago I found myself in desperate need of some extra income to pay off some medical bills and for costly prescriptions that my insurance doesn't cover. I remember praying that if God would provide another job for me, I would be a faithful servant and do the work required.

A co-worker had given me the number of two companies she tutors for, but I had hesitated to call. I knew that tutoring after school would keep me away from home and wipe out the little time I have with my husband. (Our schedules don't always line up so great.) Around the same time another co-worker of mine suggested I take some of my ideas and make my own units on TPT, which I honestly hadn't given  much thought to before. But she believed in my creativity and drive, and it was the push I needed to get started.

Three months later I just received my first check from TPT to the sweet tune of $2,001. I know compared to a lot of you that is a drop in the bucket, but not only is it more than I ever thought I would make..... it's more than I needed to cover the bills and prescriptions! So instead of comparing myself to others I am going to thank God for providing for us in a difficult situation.

I LOVE making units for TPT. It is time consuming, and a LOT of work. But it's work I can do at home. While watching TV with my husband, or even playing fetch with my dogs. In all honesty, at the end of a long day, it's kind of nice to sit down and put my creative side to work.

For all of you who have supported me, my store and my blog. THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart. You may never know just how much this means to my family. <3


  1. Wow! That is not a drop in the bucket! You should be extremely proud to receive such a generous check. Your work is beautiful and you deserve every single penny and more. I'm just jealous that so many of you already received your checks. I'm still patiently waiting. They're apparently not doing it in alphabetical order because my last name is almost the same as your last name. I guess I will wait some more...

    Lori (
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. That is absolutely awesome!!! And I totally agree with Lori! I made $15 my first quarter on TpT! lol! Way to go!!


  3. That's awesome that you're able to create units and do it from home! Working from home is the best - congratulations!

  4. It's a nice bonus for all that you do. I buy a lot of your products - and will continue to do so.
    thanks for all you do - now you can relax a little and enjoy spring!

  5. That's wonderful, Rachelle! The power of prayer is an amazing thing! Congratulations!!!

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  6. Congratulation! You work really hard and have great products on TpT! I am really happy for you!!