Monday, October 11, 2010


Well a lot has been going on around our house the past few days.  Something has been going on in our hearts a little longer but most have come to fruition just recently.

Artie and I have felt for a long time that we need to live more humbly.   Really focus on our family and not make our lives about material things.  It is really easy to get caught up in that life style and there really is no sense in it.  We have been praying for a long time for God to break hearts and habits.  Number one way for us to do that is to get out of debt.  After feeling the love we have in our hearts for Grayson, we know that we want that love to multiply.  (Meaning we want more children..soon!)  Adoption is expensive as is IUI/IVF and we are not sure where God is leading us just yet.  Artie and I want to be financially ready when HE calls.  We believe that it is more important to invest in our future children's lives than our own at this point.  So Artie made the decision to sell his truck.  Let me tell you that this was in no way easy for him.  He loved his truck but the other day he came to me and said he was ready for it to go.  (We had been talking about options to get out of debt)  So he looked at a lot of used trucks and found one that would work for our family.  I am really proud because he said "Heather, it does the same thing the other one did- gets me from point A to point B".   Bright and early Saturday morning Artie went and traded his truck for something smaller.   So we are one step closer to being debt free and two steps closer to our future childen!  And let me tell you that it is a great feeling.

Second.  Artie got a new job.  This is a big change in our household because of his schedule but it works out much better for our family.  Artie was having to go into work so early (4am at times) that he was a zombie when he got home.  Which means that he would go to bed early and not get to spend anytime with us.  The time we have with Gray is so precious and he does not want to miss one single second of it.   So when the position opened up, we decided to jump on it.  Another plus is that there is more of an opportunity to move up in the company.  It is a big change but I think it was the best decision for our family.  He will not be traveling with this job either so a lot less money on gas!

God is definitely moving in our hearts right now.  We need it.

You didn't think I would leave without posting a picture of the monkey moe?


RELH said...

Changes like those are sometimes difficult, but totally worth it when you have a little one to think about... and want more little ones! He is so darn cute?

Robyn said...

Tag! You're it!

Faith said...

I can so relate to where y'all are on this. I have been working the past year so that we could eliminate our debt (done!) and build up our savings to pursue growing our family. It's hard work but it's worth it and I know it will be even more worth it when we are holding a sweet baby - just pray that it is soon!