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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I used to think

When I was in college, I thought a high paying job was the answer to everything!  I was convinced that I'd pay off my college tuition in 10 years - I graduated in 2000, still owe 25K!  What happened?  We bought a house, three vehicles, traveled, had 2 kids and got busy with life!!

Another thing I was always convinced was that we'd be able to put our kids in private school if I just a good paying job.  In 2003 we lived in California and my boss pitched the idea of moving back to Florida.  Yippee I said, I'll be able to put my future kids in school at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale!!  Then I had kids and I finally looked at the tuition.  Maybe if I stopped paying tithe I could afford it?  No, I can't do that.  Is the tuition really up to 10K per year by high school???  Panic, we already have two kids, shouldn't we use that money to pay down our mortgage?

Then I start wondering what kind of people can afford to put their kids in that school.  Very rich people I assume, or people not paying tithe.

How can I, a Director making a very decent salary not be able to afford to send my kids to a private school?

I struggle with this.

I read about children in Nepal who do not have enough food to eat and I wonder how I can even consider paying exorbant prices for education when so many are hungry in the world.

I want to leave Florida and go back to the little town I grew up in, put my kids in the very cheap $1,500 per year school I grew up in (less if you volunteer).

I tell myself, be patient, stop judging random strangers, Charlotte is almost 3, you still have 2 years left before she's in school.  Wait on the Lord.

Psa. 27:14 Wait for the Lord; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.

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