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Friday, December 10, 2010

A Hop, Skip, and Jump of Faith

Some of you may know that since Justin and I have been married we’ve lived with my parents. Sparing you the LONG story, one thing after another has led to us being stuck (blessed) at my parent’s house. Up until recently it has been going well with very little conflict and/or friction. However, since the addition of a new baby for myself and my little sister to the house things have changed. It has become increasingly difficult for all of us.

That being said, I feel its time to move on. I wish it was as easy as picking a new place, but with only $525 a month to pay in rent we have little to no options. However, the city I work in has an amazing affordable housing program! I can get a 3 bedroom apt for $909/month or a 2 bedroom for $806/month. The catch(es):

1. The waiting list is ridiculously long. I can put in our application today and hear back in 2 days or 2 years.
2. I need to figure out how on just my income to make an extra $6,000/year translated to $500/month translated to $3/hour. Note with 3 kids it is much cheaper for Justin to continue to stay at home for them because it would pretty much cost us money for him to work

Needless to say, this option is perfect for us (so I think), but at this time not doable. With that being said we are taking a step of faith. I am submitting our application and praying that when we get that phone call that an apartment is available we will have the extra $500 needed to move out of my parents and into a place of our for the first time in the 5 years we’ve been married. Knowing that if the place becomes available before we are able to pay for it we most likely will not get a second chance.

Please pray for us! For the health of our relationships with each other and those we live with we need to get out. Pray that the extra $500 each month we need comes from somewhere, anywhere. Pray that if this is not God’s will the door with shut abruptly and a new door opened. Thank you to all those that love and pray for us!


  1. Praying for you guys. I can only imagine how difficult it is to live with your family. I have a hard enough time spending a weekend at my parents;) It is hard to live on one income also.

  2. I'm glad you finally submitted your app. I'm praying it works out. It will cost me $1700 for a three bedroom. $900 is smokin.