Every year for the past 4 years we have tried to make plans to spend Christmas in Mexico, and every year our plans get spoiled. It's usually due to lack of money. This year was no different. Once again my husband and I have quarreled over money and pouted together over another Christmas not spent the way we'd hoped.
It's going to be alright. It always is. What is going to make it better is that my mother-in-law is going to come to us. I'm already imagining all of the places we can take her and food we can prepare together. It will be the first time that my son spends Christmas with his abuela.
But I really am tired of struggling financially. We no longer want to work for other people. We desperately want to go it alone and make our money by doing things that we love. That is why I have been picking up my writing once again.
But my husband is still stuck doing something he hates. I want him to be happy now, and be able to make a living by using his talents and intelligence. He has so very much to offer the world, and I feel like he is being stuffed into a box and not able to be seen or to breathe.
If you are reading this, please pray for us. We've been taking steps in the right direction to free ourselves from the slave mentality so prevalent in our culture.
But, clearly, we have more to overcome. I feel that the answers lie within, but we have not found them yet.