It’s been building for
weeks years, but Christopher finally wrestled control of our finances away from me this weekend.
Truthfully, we both knew I never wanted to be in charge. I am not a numbers person, and I’m certainly not a visionary. I am, however, detailed and practical and generally scared of losing control. One newly-opened account led to another, which led to login information created, which led to numbers stored and email addresses saved and before we knew it… I was the family’s accountant. It became too difficult to let him in. I managed things as best as I could, while hoping (and hinting) that he’d eventually take over.
This past weekend, he did. We sat down during naptime and walked through everything in a little under an hour. I basically just gave him the information to each account, and then it was over. He told me to expect a lot of communication over the next few weeks, but then it should taper down to weekly updates.
Me: But, but… we didn’t really discuss anything just now.
Husband: Rachael, I’ve done this before.
Me: Yes, but poorly. ::winces::
Husband: That’s not true. I just didn’t have any money.
Then we both burst into laughter. God has brought us so far over the last several years. It is such a relief to hand over such a heavy weight to such a capable partner. I’m absolutely terrified at the notion of being out of the loop, but I’m absolutely giddy that we’re growing like this. We’re slowly learning to recognize weaknesses and strengths in each other, and then adapt to them in order to thrive as a family.
Wish us luck. Happy-go-lucky Christopher Kincaid is the new CFO of our parade!