A Multi-Generational Frugal Vision
Husband and I were basking in a quiet afternoon at home. Firstborn Son and Daughter-To-Be were sitting across from us huddled over the laptop. Tears welled up in my eyes as I realized I was witnessing a historical family moment. Husband and I had successfully passed on to Firstborn Son our vision of living debt free! This next generation was working on the budget for their soon-to-be-married lives. As they laughed and enjoyed this process, I was ever so grateful they were starting their lives on a wise financial path. This path had come somewhat late to Husband and myself, but our struggles and lessons had born fruit in the life of our son and I was grateful!
As we reminded our budget-makers of a few categories those new to homemaking might not think of, I was grateful both had a vision for living within their means. I wondered if they fully realized the benefits that would come from these few hours spent and how the choices and decisions made this day would impact the lives of their own children someday.
As this special afternoon came to a close, I added another rumination to my memory bank. Filed under “Multi-Generational Frugal Vision,” this memory brings hope for the future. I have counted it a privilege to build into the life of the next generation!
How about you? Do you have a multi-generational vision regarding the frugal life?