Well, this is the year for us to work on our debt-free journey. Even though I talk about how to stay home with your kids and live on a budget, sometimes to reach our goals we have to sacrifice a little. For me, that means getting a little part-time job with a regular income to help pay off debt. Now I will still be homeschooling my girls so I am looking for a job that will work with my schedule. Although it's not ideal to go to work I am serious about paying off debt once and for all. We live very frugally and still are having a hard time paying our debt down. This has caused undue stress in my marriage and after praying about it I feel like the Lord is telling me to get a little PT job to help out. Now my plate is already full of homemaking and homeschooling and all the other hats I wear but I really want to be debt-free. So, I am looking for a job. I just had an interview for a job working 2 days a week which I feel is doable. I am waiting to hear back from them. Fingers crossed! It is a little nerve-racking to get back into the work field after being at home for so long, but I am committed to paying off debt! Will this work out? Or will it be forever? That I do not know. But the Lord knows and I will leave it up to him. As wives, it is important to be a helpmeet to our husbands that is why we were created by God to help. It doesn't mean be a slave or a doormat but truly to look at your circumstances and family and ask your self what can I do to help. I will be honest this has been very hard for me as I have always wanted to be a stay at home mom and homeschool. But as my husband's helpmeet, I am reminded that my ways are not God's ways. So I am thinking of my family and going to do my part in helping out financially. I have always wanted to help out financially in some way, I would prefer it to be from home but right now that's not an option. So I will do the next best thing and find a PT job right in my little town so I can still be close to home. I want to leave a legacy for my children about being financially independent and having a lasting marriage which means compromise. If you can't work together as a couple and learn to communicate and truly love and have respect for each other, your marriage will have trouble. Trust me I know from experience. I will have been married for 20 years come this June and it has been a long rough road. But with God all things are possible. I have trusted the Lord for every aspect of my life and he has never let me down. Things have been hard and there are days I feel like giving up but I have put my trust in God. Don't let the enemy come in and still your joy or try to destroy your marriage and rip your family apart. Put your trust in God and be faithful and he will see you through it all. I hope this post is encouraging for those of you that are struggling with finances and marriage issues. I am just like anyone else trying to make it in this world with all the ups and downs, I just lean completely on God for all of my needs. God Bless!