Sunday, March 2, 2008

Uncle Sam

I've recently gotten to know Uncle Sam. My parents held the relationship with him for most of my life, and I never took the time to know him. But, since we've gotten married, Mike and I have become acquainted with him.

The first year he visited us, my mom helped with the introductions. I was actually pretty pleased with his visit, and felt he was quite generous. He must have had pity on me as a college student. But, last year that was not the case. I'm not sure why, but his generosity ran out with us two full-time working kids and he didn't return any favors. He actually made us pay for his trip. Luckily, I met with one of his consultants who gave me some tips on his visit for this year.

So after this year, we're friends again. He really liked our house. After his visit, he decided to be very kind to us again. But I'd like to think it wasn't just Uncle Sam's generous heart. I think that God was up there looking over us, and using Uncle Sam to bless us. With our support raising journey in process, he couldn't have come at a better time.

So I look forward to meeting with Uncle Sam again next year. Too bad he doesn't visit at Christmas.