Saturday, March 14, 2009

We interrupt your web-surfing for this very important message:



Yes its true!!!
After 10 months of busting it and sacrificing...
10 months of no cable television
10 months of driving a beater car
10 months of rare date nights and cheap entertainment
10 months of denying immediate gratification for long term gain...
WE'RE DEBT FREE!!!!
(This is what they scream on 'The Dave Ramsey Show'...followed by a soundbite of Braveheart's "FREEDOM" bellowing battlecry). His financial teaching is what motivated us to start this journey 10 months ago.

A little over $53,000.00 of college loan debt PAID IN FULL.
Booyah, baby.

Ramsey says "Debt is normal...be weird." We must confess, weird never felt so good.

He also quite frequently quotes the scripture that states, "The borrower is slave to the lender." So true. It feels much different going to work knowing your hard work is directly benefiting your family and not instantly owed to someone else.

Romans 13:8 says, "Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another."
We are now free to walk in this truth.
And a word of encouragement:
A year ago, this was just a glimmer of hope...an impossibility, really. But if you find yourself longing to be rid of your own debt, you can do it! With some sound teaching, a plan, and the will to sacrifice knowing that "if you live like no one else...one day you will live like no one else"...you too can shout, "WE'RE DEBT FREE" & change your family tree!
apk & ejk


8 comments:

Amber said...

Wow, that's some great perserverance! Aric started us on a plan to get us debt free and I have to say it's SO HARD for me. But reading things like this reminds me why we are doing it.

But I still have cable. :)

Mike said...

Congrats guys! We're doing the whole "driving a piece of junk, no cable, budgeting every dollar" thing as well. And it's working!

Josh Young said...

Congrats guys! It really is a good feeling!!!

Josh and Marie

Kelli said...

Congratulations!!!

beckyjomama said...

YAY YOU!!!!! I am sooooo proud of y'all!

j said...

That's awesome! Well worth the sacrifice to finally be able to declare such "weirdness!" Very inspiring. Love your announcement photos too :)

Kim said...

Woohoo!! Dave and I are thrilled for you, and anxious to take our place in the debt free ranks. A little more "weirdness" still ahead for us. :)

Philip Gormong said...

That's awesome. Congrats you two. You are living where it seems many Americans do not. That is an encouragement and a motivation. Nice work!