Well, the last month just FLEW by... BOXING UP A WHOLE HOUSE! Sorry I haven't been blogging and filling you in on the process. It's just been a month of packing and working non-stop.
Isn't it amazing how much "STUFF" we accumulate over the years. At least in our case... I realized it's WAY too much!
I've also been thinking how this move affects each one of our family members. It's been interesting how we have all dealt with this big move. We ALL are excited about this next chapter, but it comes with so many emotions. Happy to leave California. Sad to leave friends and family...(we leave behind Victoria and Dany, and Rebecca while in college) and we can't forget our church "FRAMILY." Scared for the unseen. BLESSED beyond imagination that THIS is our path. Tired beyond tired. The list could go on and on... But I don't think I've had time yet to process it all since there just isn't time to sit and reflect. It will hit me when I pull out of the driveway for the LAST time, and hit the road to Colorado. Then the waterworks will definately be flowing.
Yesterday the loaders came to load the Pods and ALL I wanted to do was sit in my backyard and enjoy the beautiful roses that finally bloomed!
But alas, it was time to get this show on the road... and leave us with an empty house for the next week...
Came up with a creative way to still watch TV though! (and give Sophie a place to nap)
I have to say that this has been one of the hardest things I've ever done. Not necessarily the hardest thing I've GONE through, but definately the hardest work I've had to put in over months and months. To pack up a house takes SO much time and effort and back-breaking muscle. And then on top of that to be planning a new home build in a different state and having to go back and forth the last few months. On top of all of that, having 2 retreats this summer in Europe... and planning for next years. WOW.
But through it all, I have experienced the most amazing GRACE and PEACE. It's so amazing for US to sit back a little and watch the Lord moving. I feel like WE are bystanders in this in some way. I know so many people are praying for us, following our move and encouraging us in so many ways. So THANK YOU. But truly we feel like God is driving this whole thing and He has given us so much through it all. He truly does supply all our needs. The night before the move I was just DEAD. Like I could not do another thing. But I just layed on the floor and cried out to the Lord for help. There was so much more I had to do, and I just couldn't.
But God. He got me through.
The next morning...
While I was admiring the roses that finally bloomed, I got out my "Coffee for your Heart" devotional and quickly read it before the movers came and what was the topic for this chapter...
"God also supports who we are and who He has designed us to BECOME."
That's IT! I feel supported... I know this move is Him moving us closer to who He has designed us to become. What He wants us to do. So I feel that support from the Lord and ALL of you... and THAT is how we can do this!
I'll leave you with the verse at the end of that devotional because it is a beautiful verse to memorize and remember and soak in:
Deuteronomy 33:27 "The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms."
I wish I had time to journal that verse in my bible, but some day I will when this is over and it will remind me of this time I FELT those everlasting arms.
Have a GREAT weekend everyone!
I'll leave you with one little exciting TID BIT of news:
You heard it FIRST! I'll share more details next week... but 2019 is going to be a GREAT summer!
Hugs to all,