Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Letting Go...

Here's the situation... Matt and I have been working on getting out of debt. On a one income family, it takes time. We also need a vehicle that is easier for me to get the kids in and out of and it can carry our stuff with out us having to plan around the weather. Oh, and gets better, not asking for great, gas mileage.

If you don't know, we have a truck. It's a lovely truck, but is not suitable for the four of us. We have almost paid the truck off and do not want to start over with another car, but we just didn't know what do to.

I was looking at cars online and saw one that was $600. I jokingly said to Matt, "Here's one for $600."

He's quiet for a moment, then says, "Megan, really that's not a bad idea. We could get a car for that, save what we are paying on the truck and put all of that towards our debt."

I was quiet for a moment, then said, "Hmmm, that is the best idea we've had in a long time. We could really do some damage on our debt. In 6 months, we could be nearly out (not counting house) of debt! I'm game."

I'm sure smarter people would have thought of that, but we aren't that smart, well I am, but I just had a baby.

The next morning I woke up and talked to Matt about it again and he agreed it was a swell idea. So we are selling the truck, and going to buy a piece.

Matt's parents have never bought a vehicle with their own money. They have ALWAYS been given cars. Matt said he remembers they had so many cars, his parents had to give some away. Matt's youngest brother and his family was given a minivan! So we are praying for someone to give us a car OR for God to provide one we CAN afford. I'm so excited to be doing the right thing. I have such a peace about this, it's exciting! We will be able to do so much more for our family and for others when we get out from under our debt and get on top.

Before I met Matt I had a list, it was what I wanted in my future husband. I had a friend who made fun of my list saying, "Megan, you are too specific. It will never happen like that." He was wrong, I got EXACTLY what I prayed. I am hoping that by us giving up our truck in order to get out of our sinful debt, God will bless us with the specifics we desire. I know He will.

Anyone want a truck?


  1. I am so proud of you guys. God is going to bless you guys.

    We have been blessed in so many ways. We love you.

  2. I am praying about it, Megan. I like the idea...just make sure it's reliable enough to carry your two kiddos!


For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. -Corinthians 5:14