Are you guys so surprised to actually see money in the envelope?! The truth is I had actually taken it out too but replaced it the night before. Whew.
I was excited about this month's envelope because of the making it rain. Sometimes I crack myself up. Bob loves to bring out the rapper deep down inside of him so I knew he would love this.
I went back and forth about the April Fool's joke. I knew I had to do something since he would be opening the envelope on April Fools and Bob does love a good laugh. I was a little nervous about it getting a laugh though. I even had a dream the night before that he was upset when he opened it. My first idea was to write some kind of fake check that was 37,000 dollars or a fake winning lottery ticket but that was just cruel. It's no fun to think you hit the jackpot and then realize you didn't. Bob and I have talked about how we will not have anymore kids and I did have a glass of wine the night before so I was pretty certain he would pick up on this joke immediately. I never would have played this joke on anyone but Bob.
The notes in this envelope are from my mom and dad. The verse for Bob to reflect on is Job 37. I love this verse. I had never read it before until I was putting together these envelopes. It is a great reminder that God doesn't always speak softly and in good situations. His voice is also like the thunder in a storm. Looking to God and standing still to hear him even in the midst of a storm is when you start to realize just how great and powerful God really is.