I’m going to veer from the college debt topic again this week and talk about family. I didn’t write much about thanks over Thanksgiving, so I’ll do it now. Don’t despair; I’ll have more on avoiding college debt in January.
This month would have been Kathy’s and my 42nd wedding anniversary. God was gracious to get us close to this point. First, we had a blended family. The last statistic I heard is that most blended families don’t get to their second anniversary. We regularly thanked God for keeping us together for decades.
Second, Kathy was a cancer survivor. She survived over four years after her diagnosis. God gave her strength that I don’t think I would have had.
During her cancer treatments, Kathy spent 70 days combined in the hospital, rehab, and skilled nursing. That was 70 days in bed plus limited activity for quite a while after she got home.
Twice during her recovery, the doctors were convinced that we were going to lose her. We have hundreds of friends who prayed for her, and God answered. God is so gracious.
I guess I can bring this around to not borrowing to attend college. Ask yourself if God is so powerful that he can bring Kathy through four years of cancer and her near-death experiences; isn’t He powerful enough to provide for your schooling without borrowing? Think about that and pray before you sign those student loan documents.
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