Good morning! It is so nice to dust off this space again. I haven’t shared much on my blog lately due to a couple of reasons. First of all, my phone has been locking up a lot lately. I’ve thought about replacing it, but am holding on a while longer while we are remaining “gazelle intense” in regards to paying down our mortgage. It’s difficult to write a blog post when my phone refuses to cooperate. Secondly, I’ve been focused on our house debt almost to the point of obsession, and I’ve spent most of my free time lately working on ways to pay it down. I’m so thankful that the Lord led us to Dave Ramsey about a year and a half ago!
I watch his broadcast on YouTube most days to stay motivated. I’ve reopened my Etsy shop. I spend so much time punching numbers into calculators it might be unhealthy, ha! All joking aside, I have this fire burning inside of me right now that is aching to be completely debt free. As Paul says in Romans, I want to “owe no man anything but love.”
In other news, my oldest is almost ready to graduate. I can hardly believe it. I can’t wait to see the plans the Lord has in store for her. Our two oldest are taking the ACT in April per my request. Neither of them really wants to attend college, but I’d like for them to be as prepared as possible in case they change their mind.
We are planning to take our first camping trip in a year soon. I am so excited! Sure, when we get there I probably will be uncomfortable the first night and wish that I had access to my bathroom at home, ha! But the little kids especially LOVE it, and I really like to have these sweet memories with them. We are headed to upstate South Carolina, which is a “new to us” area.
My mother-in-law will be staying with us much more often once she retires in June, which will be a huge blessing. She is always so helpful!
As always, I feel the Lord working on my contentment level. There are so many things that I would like to do around our home, but at the same time I want to throw as much money as possible towards our home loan. He has blessed us EXCEEDINGLY and ABUNDANTLY, and who am I to feel discontent while working to pay off a debt that we legitimately owe? I told my husband that I might try to not buy myself any new clothing for the remainder of the year. Looking through my closet I realized that I have so much more than enough!
Well, I guess that’s all for now. I am looking forward to Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits as a way to celebrate our risen Savior. I hope and pray that y’all have a blessed week serving your families!