posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 05:20 AM
It's good to see a thread where we are all able to share without being insulted. This is a good sign, because in the end, I think we will band
together in some way shape or form. Sure, some people might be out for just themselves, but I still believe in the good people who will help one
another get through the dark times ahead.
Our dreams took a turn two years ago. My husband was just about to finish his bachelor's degree, when he was told he could not continue unless he
finished up 1 1/2 years paying out of pocket. Being that we don't have this kind of money, he cannot finish school. He went through a period of
feeling humiliated. He desired so much to support his family and bring us out of our perpetual financial struggles. He felt his dream was a rug,
ripped right out from under his feet. But then, he got up and brushed himself off and moved forward, taking odd jobs, never complaining, and remaining
as optimistic as one can be in this situation. I admire my husband quite a bit, because many times when I felt like giving up, he never has.
We both understand where our lives are going now, and we have made peace with it. Money is not everything. When we die, there certainly will not be a
Uhaul following us to our place of burial. You can't take it with you.
I know what is coming, and I am as prepared for it as I can be. I have been told for two years now that 2013 is going to be a year of hell.
I choose to not see this as our end, but our beginning. I will fight, I will sustain, and I will do what I can for my family.
Too many people are going to get lambasted by the big bomb drop of reality that is about to come crashing down on them soon. Our country, our lives,
and everything is about to shift and change dramatically. So many people are not going to make it through this, and many will. Whatever comes, I
believe we must support each other as best as we can. Give what you can, do what you can.