By Guest Blogger Dawna Kreis
I’d like to be able to say that our family is among those that have emerged unscathed by the economic hardships being experienced by many these days. Unfortunately, I cannot.
It has not even been a full year since our family packed up our things and walked away from the house that we’d purchased a couple of years ago. It was one of the most difficult things we’ve had to do. Had it not arrived at a time when my husband was preparing to PCS (Permanent Change of Station) with the Army, it might have ended up being a good deal more difficult for our family to contend with.
Now, when I first sat down to write this article, I thought of all the ways I could defend our actions. I tried to find the “right” words that could possibly convince you, the readers, that we acted as responsibly as we could have in our unique set of circumstances, despite the final outcome. Ultimately, though, it did no good. In the end, it did not change anything that has come and gone. It has only been a waste of my energy. What I am here to say is… we thankfully survived.