Money has been extremely tight for about 2 1/2 years. While I was pregnant in late 2003 & early 2004 we made a lot of big purchases (so we could have all our ducks in a row) if you know what I mean?
We bought our first home
We bought a Used car
We racked up some credit card debt while I was on a 3 month maternity leave.
I imagine this is pretty typical for most young couples, however the debt & monthly expenses has been a nightmare/struggle causing lots of friction in our marriage.
My husband & I bring home about the same amount of money. I have to work to help pay down this debt & to help support the family. Trust me in the beginning I put up quite a fit about having to work & it resulted in a lot of resentment towards my husband. Ive accepted my “working mom” role but there are days I still hate it!
We dont live extravagantly & dont have extra’s. Just trying to pay the mortgage/utilities/car payment/childcare/groceries is tough.
There are days I want to find a quick FIX to this financial mess. I always want a quick fix & its never the answer…
I just want to know how to be patient & trust in the Lord to get us through this really hard time, Ive prayed but my answer hasnt come yet : (
In some of my previous posts I mentioned returning to college to finish a degree & I think a lot of that stems from the fact that I feel I need to make more money so our family finances will improve? I dont want to return to college & I know deep down its not the answer, but I feel helpless just sitting by week after week barely getting by…