Sunday, March 21, 2010

GIVEAWAY WINNER!




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!

14 comments:

Jillian said...

Praying it all goes well for you, Sweetie! Your faith is in the right place.

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Angela,
I am praying for you and your husband that everything good will come out of what seems like the impossible...everthing is possible with God. I have walked through the ashes many times and have never been alone and all things work out for the good....always.
Love, Susan

Lou said...

Oh Angela,
You will definitely be in my prayers and thoughts... I have learned that God often has different plans for us than what we think.. throws us the curve ball.. but always provides an answer too... sometimes not what we plan.. but afterwards the answer is revealed... I pray the decision is good for you tomorrow, but also know you are in good hands with God on your side...
Love Lou xx

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Dear Angela!-)*

You are beautiful artist,my sweet friend!!!!
folowing you heart is a best choise in whole life!
And you do it SO amazing good,my dear friend from magical Blog-Land!!!

Much love,

***Violetta***

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Such a shock and disappointment! My daughter's husband just lost his job without notice and they are dealing with this. We just don't understand sometimes: WHY! Thanks for sharing your personal experience. Hugs, Coralie

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

I AM SO THRILLED I WON!

Thank you thank you thank you, Angela, I will be certain to do a nice post about it!

xoxoxoxo
Sandy

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

Angela, thank you for sharing what is going on with you and your family. In the Lord, we are a family of believers, we know no strangers as we humbly lay ourselves open to Him and those that love Him. My prayer is that whatever happens, that you and your family will grow closer to Him. Nothing happens without His permission. He loves us beyond our understanding and do not be afraid 2 Timothy 4:5. Lifting you up in prayer.....debbie

Dear Lillie said...

That is just awful, awful, awful!!! I can't even imagine what you must be feeling right now. Will be praying for you today!

stefanie said...

oh, my, I am soooo sorry for you right now...I will pray hard for you, you guys deserve a house!!!

bleubirdnest said...

Angela, I am praying for you and your husband. With so many others involved also, it seems that the judge will do what is right and not make you 100% responsible. Bless you and your husband for thinking about your future at a young age...I pray that everything will work out ok for you.
-Kelly

Martha said...

I missed a beautiful give-a-way of yours when I was gone...

And I am so sorry about all of this...what a devastation...how did it go this morning?

Bev said...

I hope everything turned out for you. We are all keeping our fingers crossed. You can't blame yourself for something out of your control either. It just couldn't have come at a worse time... which is basically what life throws you every once in a while. It will only make you stronger and wiser!

Sending a big hug....
Bev

Ellie said...

Hope n' prayers to you and your family! Life sends us a curve ball once in awhile, Sometimes later we understand why. You are in my thoughts n' prayers, and the other 2,700 students and their families.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Angela ~
I am so sorry to read about your husbands schooling and the loan ~ You will so very much be in my prayers ~
I too believe that if we trust God then He will provide and have a plan that is beyond what we could ever imagine ~
My husband is a pilot so I know the extremely high costs of going to flying school ~ it is crazy !
Has he decided what he will do as far as continuing his dream of becoming a helicopter pilot ?
xoxo
Lori