My husband and I started Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University this fall. While we’ve tried our whole almost 12 years of married life to be on a budget, we’ve never attended a group study on it before. Listening to Dave Ramsey every week has been so good for us. I guess the biggest difference is that a) we are actually at this place in our lives where using a credit card truly does make us ill…even though we’ve done it often b) we are willing to give up more and more and take on more jobs in order to get closer to being debt free and c) he (DR) gives you such excitement and encouragement to stay the course so that you can “live like no one else” later. He says that quote all the time and it does grate on your nerves at times, but it’s so true!
Our son is five now and daughter is nearly 2. They are reaching those stages where traveling and going places with them can actually be “fun.” I want so much for us to be at that place where we have the money saved up for those awesome trips.
I want to go here with our kid (if you don’t know where this is, you are silly!)
and here (Oregon)
and I so long to go here for our 20th wedding anniversary (London)
and I really want to start doing this again in the next few years (ok I admit I never looked like that skiing, but I can pretend right?)
It may seem that I’m longing for things of this world and material things…but I’m really not. What I’m longing for is a sense of financial peace and stability that we’ve honestly never really had in all the years we’ve been married. I pray that we stay the course, keep our sights on the things we long for and pray daily for the strength to “live like no one else so that we can live like no one else.”