I'm sure that God has a plan for everything but it doesn't mean that situations are always easy.
This photo is taken from my living room looking into the kitchen. Yep, boxes and mess everywhere! We've been at it for over a week straight now but that's what we get for hauling everything with us during nearly twenty-nine years of marriage and only two homes. Yikes! One thing I will tell you is this: if you are a sentimental "saver" of everything, get rid of it now!!! Seriously, this has been one of the most grueling experiences of my life. Not only is the sorting, giving-away, throwing-away, boxing, etc, difficult physically, but the emotions are raw and running wild as I sort through the details of my life's treasures which create all kinds of memories. Not to mention that we are significantly "down-sizing" into a two bedroom apartment! Why oh why did I spend sooo many years collecting "stuff"?! The great news is that by this weekend we will have all of it boxed and gone.
"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." Ecclesiastes 1:9
Of course I realize that people move every day, in every way. I've moved churches, professions, families, and more around in the past five years. I am seriously over it! All the change! I'm back to saying that it's never easy to say good-bye. It's kind of like a death and a new beginning all over again. To read my original post, "When Is It Ever Easy To Say Good-Bye?" click here.
I am thankful for the times I've had here, raising my children and building a family. Would it have been any easier to move last year or in five or ten more years? I think not. I will continue to try and take one day at a time: enjoy life and thank God for all of my continued blessings and experiences.
Now you know why I haven't been working on my website lately!
I will be back with you for "The Call" on August 15th at 6pm PDT. Join my husband and I. Maybe we will have Pastor Bobby back to talk about "Shepard's Grove." All you need is a phone. Call in at 6pm PDT sharp. 530-881-1300. When prompted enter your code: 642848#
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