Sunday, March 21, 2010
It's a lazy, rainy Sunday and I am enjoying sewing and rose making. Getting caught up on Etsy orders :)
The completed Love Journal book will be sent to the giveaway winner Sandy at My Shabby Streamside Studio
The random number generator chose the 13th comment :) congratulations!
On another note, I thought I'd share with you what has me thinking today :)
Tomorrow is a very very special day for us. Only a little over 2 years ago I left my job at Michaels Arts and Crafts to become a stay at home Mom. The reasoning was that my husband was going to start a very exciting venture. He wanted to become a Helicopter Pilot.
We met with Silver State Helicopters and he was accepted the next week. We signed loan papers to begin his Helicopter training. We were only 22 years old with 3 kids. As you know, young people in their 20's try as we might, find it very difficult to see very far into the future.
We thought we read through papers, the fine print, we thought we did our homework on how this process was going to go.
We had NO idea what amount of research and thought we should have put into it.
We agreed to enter into a 70,000 loan for only 2 years of schooling!
My husband had been going to this school for less than 6 months when one day he received a call that his flight training had been canceled for that day due to his school going bankrupt.
We had no idea what it meant that morning but we learned the severity of what was happening slowly over the next few months. First one statement came and it said 23,000 of the loan had already come out, then the next said all 70,000 had been paid out to the school by our lender AES only 2 days before the school closed.
We learned we were responsible for paying that total. I can't even describe what kind of mistake it feels like now. Then, I thought I was being a supportive wife, pushing him to do what he loves.
I am one that truly does take head to the advice of the wise ones around me. But not this time.
It was a step we had to take on our own and we are going to see what the next step is tomorrow.
Tomorrow morning a judge will rule on a class action lawsuit involving 2,700 other students who were also being schooled by this company.
If all goes well we will only be responsible for paying back 25% of this loan. Which is the deciding factor in us being able to buy our first house.
I am praying today for the judge to approve this settlement but know that I do not know what's best for our family..only God knows. So even more, I'm praying that God gives me the grace to accept whatever happens tomorrow.
Either way. I will be grateful for all of the lovely people surrounding me, the lovely home I have now and the fact that I have a job that caters to my soul!