I am beginning this journey with you, but it has been going on for a while.

I had a sweet life–wonderful husband (still have!) two small kids (still have them too!) ,Great part-time job,  three stall garage, lots of family around(still have all that too.) I loved my family time and just started homeschooling my oldest.

how did this life get so crazy?

Then comes 2005, a month after our second daughter is born, my husband loses his job as an electrician.  We struggle for almost 2 years while he looked for a new job—nothing!  Pushed to the edge, he took a job as an over-the-road truck driver and so. . . .


Due to the job that I had lost in 2003, I was entitled to two years of college training—free!  A great opportunity I had planned to use someday, but now seemed an urgently needed tool to bring my family back together.  The plan was (and is) that I would get my degree, get a job and Greg (my husband) would be able to quit his job and look for local work.


The problem was, I had never completed my associate’s degree of some 20 years prior.  To get a decent job, I would need to get a Bachelor’s at least.  So with Pell Grants and a little creativity, I finished my associates degree at Grand Rapids Community College–without using my grant!  That way I could focus all my funding on the next step:


August 9th I began my pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Cornerstone University.  I am in the PGS program which only meets one night a week and allows me to work and take care of my family.  It is hard, going to school, working and being a “functional single mom” but I am finding daily grace to cope and that is what this blog is all about!

So enjoy the journey with me!