This weekend was another milestone. Moving 15 years of accumulated stuff into a two bedroom apartment. The hard part was letting things go. I just had to remember back 4 years ago when I went to Texas to move my mom to Tennessee. We threw so much stuff away...my baby shoes, hand imprints (remember those), my old toys, old books, drawings that I drew as a little girl, all the nick knacks that I remember laying around the house, etc. And what she didn't throw away we hauled it back to Tennessee....And now...even after she has passed away I am still going through her stuff.
I just kept thinking to myself..."do I REALLY need this?" It was nice to have friends there to tell me..."NO! I haven't even seen you use that EVER!"
And TOYS! Oh my! My boys have way too many toys! Where did I go wrong? I gave the boys each a box a told them to take it to their room and put the toys they wanted into the box. If it didn't fit, it didn't go!
I am amazed at how fast we got moved! We have such sweet friends! It took ONE trip...two flatbed trailers, 10 vehicles and a lot of LOVE! I remember at one point when we were all packed up and starting the convoy to the apartment....I almost started to cry being at the back of the pack and seeing the line of vehicles pulling out of the neighborhood. Such LOVE!! It makes me tear up even now!
Yesterday was the big reveal for the boys and they LOVED it!!
|Parker and Tanner doing a dance. The posters on the closet door are from their sweet freinds welcoming them to their new home. Thanks Sam, Will and Owen Utterback!|
So here is to new beginnings and HOPE! The Lord has been so gracious to us and ever-present in every decision! He has provided in ways I would have never imagined.
Thanks to all of you who have played a part in getting us settled in and who continue to love on us! It has been a hard transition but we don't feel alone in the least! We have a great God and wonderful friends!
But before I sound too spiritual, I must tell you that I am very much human. I have all the emotions that anyone would have going through this. I have my moments for sure. But I also have a God who doesn't allow me to stay in those raw moments very long. He reminds me of the bigger STORY!
I don't know what God has in store for this little Mexican! :) (I bet most of you didn't know I was half Mexican...Yes, I have some Latino in me!! ) But I can say with full confidence that I trust HIM with my STORY!
So for now, I listen for His voice every moment! It is crucial because there are so many voices out there. Even my human nature is fighting for some face time. But the ONE face I seek is HIS!