I met a nice lady at church who I had seen a couple times, but not had the opportunity to meet. Both she and her husband are returned missionaries, but her husband has since become apostate and, according to her, "anti-Mormon." They have 2 young children. Anyway, at our ward potluck, I had the opportunity to 'rescue' her sunbeam aged son from running up the stairs and out the door. I ended up doing this 1 other time before we both left. She was very appreciative and asked if I was available to babysit (which I'm really not). I told her my work schedule and gave her my information.
Now, I'm not really the babysitting type, but I figured that this could be a good opportunity for service and she really seemed desperate for a babysitter. I also figured, it would be a good missionary opportunity for her husband. However, while I was giving her my phone number, she asked me how much I charged to babysit. That suprised me, I was planning on doing it for free and I didn't know how to answer her. She told me to think about it.
I really don't want to charge her. However, since then, I've had a major car repair, found out how much we have to pay in taxes, and found out how much our summer road trip is really going to cost. Now I can't decide if the encounter with this sister provides an opportunity for service or an opportunity to make a little extra (much needed) money. If the Lord means it to be service, then I'll do it for free. If the Lord means it to be a little way to help us be able to pay all our bills with out breaking the bank, than I'll take that, too.
What's a girl to do?