An old friend of mine from high school who reads Humble Handmaid now recently moved to Houston, and she came to visit and brought me four huge bags of nice clothes for me and for Gabe.
We don't spend a lot of money on clothes. It's just not something that has ever been a priority in our budget. But we have been incredibly blessed to have much of what I wear and nearly all of what our children wear just comes to us. We get them as birthday or Christmas gifts, or people drop off bags of clothes they don't want anymore. It was such an unexpected treat to receive some replacements for old staples, and to add some "refreshments" to my wardrobe--and Gabriel's.
I am thankful for God's generosity in providing for us in this way, but I am also thankful that He has taught me how to live more in perspective over the last few years. I always love a nice shopping trip, a beautiful outfit, and buying new things, but God has helped me to slowly think more on things of God than on what I wear. I've come a long way (I think). Just ask my poor mother. :)
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? -Matthew 6:25