Friday, November 17, 2017
Several weeks ago I found out The David Crowder Band was coming to a college campus less than 10 minutes from our home. Since that is one of my favorite Christian artists, of course I wanted to go very badly! I knew we shouldn’t spend the money since we were still $7,000 away from paying off all our debt (minus real estate) but I couldn’t shake the desire to be there and experience a beautiful night of worship so last minute, I asked Isaac if he wanted to go and we took off. The Lord blessed us with 2nd row seats and we had such a great view of all the band members and vast array of instruments. It was beautiful! I hadn’t been to concert since I was a teenager and of course Isaac had never been. He was enthralled with the whole thing and we both had the best time experiencing it together. Between the concert and a snack afterwards at a local restaurant and leaving a generous tip, I spent $55.06 that night. I know you guys are shocked after how tight I have been for so many years and because our debt isn’t paid off, but you know what? I don’t regret it one bit! I don’t want to be irresponsible but I also realize that I can’t get these years back with my son. I have spent far more time working and worrying about finances than I have living and having fun. That night I decided that no more am I going to miss a beautiful experience with one of our kids because I am so stressed out over finances. I will continue to budget wisely and plan ahead but post debt there will definitely be a new category in our budget titled Family Fun!