Wednesday, February 17, 2010
WFMW: The Big Bonus of Being Supportive
Things are pretty dire here in the financial world of our home. We still can live for quite awhile sucking more and more money from our retirement, but how can you do that with a happy heart?
We are thinking that we will sell our *wonderful (I really do need a sarcasm key!) SoCal home and rent for a few years. Weird the way we place such importance on "owning" instead of "renting." I really never thought that I was so stuck up that way. How snotty/snooty of me!
How did we get in this bind? How did we accidentally (again, where is that sarcasm key?) get so caught up in keeping up with the Jones? We got worldly, greedy, and coveting. So NOT cool. I am embarrassed at our financial state. I am embarrassed that we got so caught up in this world that we have to recreate ourselves at this stage of the game.
And yet, my motto for this new year still rings true, "It could have been worse!" Thank God that our daughters understand. Thank God that we are ALL committed to T continuing with homeschool and me staying home. Thank God that we are still in control (semi) of our options. Thank God that we can listen, be reprimanded, and move on.
But here's the amazing part...I'm worried, but I'm pretty peaceful about this decision. I have relayed this to my husband. I truly feel our time together is precious and I'd rather have him stress-free than have this house. We'll make a home anywhere!
Who'd a thunk that a positive attitude would turn him on? Apparently being supportive and positive can be an aphrodisiac! I have never felt more wanted and cherished than I have since we've made the decision to sell. Try being supportive of your husband and see if it works for you...because it's totally working for me!! (*giggle -- I know, I know...too much information!)
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Posted by Melanie at 1:10 PM