Re: Single Mom, Struggles and Hunting and Fishing
“I couldn’t afford our house on my salary, so I sold it- thankfully before it went into foreclosure, and moved into a tiny apartment.”
“Things were so tight financially; I had to move in with my parents. I paid them monthly rent for one bedroom, and got a job in Pittsburgh.”
“I had a ton of bills from the divorce that he wasn’t paying for, and I didn’t believe in bankruptcy, so I was paying all of them.”
“When the bills were finally paid, I saved and bought a house.”
“My rule- once you start something, you see it through till the end.”
“Value in learning to not give up and gaining new experience? Priceless.”
“It was teaching her the value of the dollar more than anything else.”
“Times have changed. I have 4 house payments left. 2 seasons ago, I splurged and bought hunting clothes and boots for myself that fit. I also bought a 243 youth rifle that I loan to mentored youth. Two youth have harvested deer with it.”
“I still make sacrifices and sometimes struggle to make ends meet. Don’t we all? Unexpected things happen. We need a new roof, or whatever.”
TOUGH TIMES DON'T LAST, TOUGH PEOPLE DO
IMO, hunting & fishing is just a bonus for your daughter. With your beliefs and more importantly, your actions, you’re teaching your daughter how to be a survivor as well as an accountable, responsible adult.
Gal, you are truly a Great American!