This month I begin our march toward being debt free except the house with my last two remaining debts. The one mountain which we are climbing first is my student loan with Navient. Despite paying off $2,987.60 up to this point, it feels like this particular debt is enormous. I’ll explain in a future post. This month, we had to say goodbye to our family member, our fur baby, Sasha. Sasha was with Jill long before I even met her. She loved and was loved her entire life. I remember when I first met Jill how excited I was to meet Sasha. Sasha warmed up to me, but she never absolutely loved me until one moment in which she really got to play with me. It was in that moment; I became her Daddy. She had so many wonderful nicknames such as Sashanator, Moo baby, Moo Moo and more. She had been struggling with cancer, and at her age, it would’ve caused her more harm for her to undergo cancer treatment. As a result, we just tried to make her last few months here as painless and as rewarding as possible. We made sure she had her favorite filet mignon on her birthday. I prayed and hoped that Sasha would simply go to sleep and pass away. I’m crying now writing this post, because even though she’s gone I still miss her. I know I will carry her with me the rest of my life in every precious memory and every tangible picture. Losing my Dad, Uncle Bob, and Pepe was hard enough last year, and all these unreconciled emotions are coming back to remind me to grieve. It’s important and necessary to grieve and not bottle up the emotional trauma, and pain. I call it being emotionally constipated. On March 18th, Jill had to make the hard decision to put Sasha to sleep. Our veterinarian was kind enough to come to our home to do this process. Jill didn’t want Sasha to be scared and passing on in the place which gave her the most anxiety, which is why we did it in our home surrounded closely by those that love her the most. It is the kindest process on something that was inevitably going to be done. I’m so thankful we had so much time with Sasha, and I’m glad Evie is here with us. I’m glad to be able to have one picture with Sasha being affectionate with Evie. Having Evie eases the absence of Sasha not being here. I know she does the same for my Mom.
I still miss having Sasha sleeping next to me in bed and feeling the little lump at the bottom of our bed. We purchased some new furniture for our house, and the Pay Pal line of credit was paid to zero. The purchases and debt progress really do not have any impact on me. If your focus is simply on buying things and paying debt, then you’re not focused on life and what really matters. We work to live, and we don’t live to work. 2020 really opened my eyes and helped me begin to live this truth out. Is life more than being debt free?
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This month’s video is Biblical Series I: Introduction to the Idea of God from the Jordan B Peterson YouTube channel.
“The LORD will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them.”
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