Thursday, August 23, 2012
22 in 30
Welcome to the 30 in 30 challenge! Each day this month I'll be posting a response to a prompt. You can find all the questions here. I stole the questions from here.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
This is a super fun question that I've really been looking forward to!
5 years - Wesley will start kindergarten in 5 years. We will be debt free, with a 6 month emergency fund, good college fund for kids, and saving a good bit towards retirement. Jarrod and I will both continue working in ministry, God willing. I pray that we'll have another child, maybe a 2 year old adopted baby. Maybe we'll be thinking about baby #3 and where he/she will come from. We'll have a comfortable house, great church, and friends over for dinner a lot.
10 years - Wesley will be 10, which is insane. Hopefully we'll have another couple kiddos - maybe a 7 year old and a 5 year old. Our house will be paid for and we'll be completely debt free. We'll be saving for retirement but kids college will be just about done. We'll still have a great church and wonderful friends. Jarrod and I will be 40 years old. I'll still be walking, but hopefully there will be a cure for breast cancer by then. We'll also have chickens, a beautiful garden, and a golden retriever or two. We will probably do some traveling periodically, but mostly enjoy time with our family at home. We'll teach our kids to play dominoes and the importance of family meals.
15 years - Wesley will be a teenager. Our other kiddos will be more self-sufficient - at 12 and 10 years old. We'll have college taken care of and our kids will be saving for their first car. They will all likely have jobs of some kind and we'll teach them how to be good stewards of their money. They will be active in our church youth and children's programs. Our retirement fund will be growing and we'll be giving and sharing as much as we can. I pray that our house is fun, lively, and loving. Kids know they can come over anytime for food and fellowship. We will still play games and eat together. We'll exercise together and enjoy spending time with each other. Life won't be easy and we'll have gone through really difficult times, but life will be sweet.