We have been very blessed during the past few years with good job opportunities in our family. I guess it comes with the territory of having young adults needing to pay for their educations and preparing to leave the nest and support themselves. My DH and I are proud of all of our children and how well they have worked and studied and prepared themselves to be contributing members of society. All are currently employed except for DD4, a high school junior who is currently looking for her first job. So far all of them have been able to finance their own college educations through work, scholarships, and grants. If there was a need for a temporary loan from us, it was paid back in full. Even though not every job has been exactly what was hoped for, we're grateful that we have been able to finance these educations without outside debt and loans. In just the past two weeks DD2 and DD3 have secured wonderful new jobs in their chosen fields of study that should allow them to continue their educations without debt. It is a wonderful blessing to our family.
The past few years have actually been quite the struggle for DH and I financially. The family business has not been doing well due to the economy, but we both have outside jobs that have so far allowed us to care for the basic needs of our family. They are not the jobs of our dreams, but we are very blessed and grateful for what the Lord has seen to bless us with. We have faith that our present situation will not last for too many years, and that the Lord will continue to guide and direct our paths so that we can continue to care for our family and for each other.