Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Our 2 1/2 year story

Some of the things I might write about may be confusing if I don't tell you the following story. Our life the last 2 1/2 years has been pretty interesting.

It all started when my husbands work started paying us only half pay checks--which was enough to cover only the mortgage, health insurance, student loans and tithing. There was nothing left for food, gas, clothes, diapers (we had 2 little ones at the time), etc. All we had was what was in our savings and our very ample food storage (I'm a food hoarder thank goodness!).

About 6 months into this loveliness I had the feeling it was time to move. We started looking and fell in love with a town about 20 minutes farther from my hubby's work--a place we NEVER imagined we would live. We are usually quick about decisions but we believe in inspiration and have done things according to what we've felt we should. So a few months later we put our home up for sale.

We ended up getting pregnant a few months into showing the house. I'm about as stubborn as they come and I wanted to sell the house myself--For Sale By Owner. So almost 1 year later and 2 weeks till the due date the house sold to an investor who has allowed us to rent the house. 2 1/2 years from the start we are still getting half paychecks (my husband is brilliant and has gotten many other job offers but again we believe in that whole inspiration thing) and we are still living in our house their house and we now have 3 kids in one bedroom. We actually have an offer in on a home in that city we want. We saw it over a year ago. Because it is a short sale and the price is amazing it would actually be a lot cheaper if we bought that house than staying here!

How are we getting by? Its been a miracle to say the least. Nothing seems or feels like it is working out but we've made it 2 1/2 years when we figured we could only make it 6. Yes, we believe that God is a God of miracles.

So there you have our story. Hopefully someday we'll get all our backpay and get regular paychecks again, get out of boxes (half the house has been packed for longer than I dare admit) and get to buy that house (which is fairly new but really trashed so that will be another huge adventure!).

My family and I are really grateful for the people who have supported us--namely Emily of  http://emmysevents.blogspot.com/ who has been such an inspiration and all of my customers! My sales are what is keeping food on the table so we thank you!


  1. What an inspiring story to many of us. I believe that if you follow your dreams and inspiration, things will always fall into place, maybe not easily, but somehow, someday they do :) Good luck with everything :)

  2. Thank you for sharing! I am just starting my adventure in digital scrapbooking, so thank you for your lovely designs! :)

  3. Wow, keep trusting. God always provides. :)

  4. Thank you for sharing your story! We experienced a 9 1/2 month period in which my hubby had no job. It was so frustrating. Without God I don't know where we would be. It is so good to know he is there for us!