When we only had one child I decided to go to massage therapy school. it was supposed to be a 7 month program but Baby #2 came during that 7 months and pushed it to a year program for me. It was a lovely experience- getting 2 massages a day while pregnant- but also lots of hard work, a full day of school, plus homework, and being a pregnant mommy took its toll. But- i am very glad I did it. Since then we have been dutifully paying off my student loans. I always tried to pay extra on it when we could. We got very close to being done with it but have only been paying the minimums for the last couple of months since we are planning for 2 road trips and Christmas in the next 4 months. Well- i got the letter in the mail on Wednesday from the company that manages the loan:
"Dear Elizabeth Thurston:
We are pleased to inform you that the remaining balance of your student loans listed in the table below has been forgiven as a way of thanking you for taking care of your loan obligation in a diligent manner."
They had erased the last $838.80 that I owed. I was all smiles for the rest of the day- it was only a $31 monthly payment currently, so it doesn't have a huge impact on our monthly budget- but the total does free up a lot of cash for savings and paying off other debt that we have.
It makes me happy- just like this old picture of Brad makes me happy!