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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Thoughts

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These two pictures were taken this morning. I love the way the boys are playing so well together and the way Elijah is loving on his little brother. I'm also loving the sun shining through the window this morning!

Ruth gave us this walker for Ethan. I really like it! And the boys do too! It kept Ethan happy while i was making dinner.

We are leaving in December. Which makes me kind of sad. I know these last few months are going to fly by! Just like August did! Can you believe it's September 1st already! School starts today over here.

We have been accepted to start the missionary training with NTM in January. So we are heading back to Florida for a few weeks before moving to Missouri in January.

But anyway, i'm already thinking about the move and dreading it. I really hate moving. Just when i get settled it's time to pack up again! Since it's a move over the ocean we won't be able to take much with us. So I find myself looking at things and trying to decide what will go and what will stay.

This walker is too big to take but i'm going to hate leaving it behind! It's actually kind of silly the way i get so attached to things. I mean, in the big scheme of things it doesn't really matter. But it's hard for me to let go of things. Just one more area to trust the Lord in. He is our true treasure. And those two little boys in the pictures above are two more precious treasures. God is good.

I hope you all are having a good week.

7 comments:

Becky K. said...

Where are you headed? Back to Florida or overseas?

The boys are so cute!!!

Becky K.

The Bailie Clan said...

awww, girl! I'm so sorry! I'll be prayin' for you! And it's not stupid at all....when you move around a lot, you're more likely to cling to the little things...

Now, you'll be going straight to MO, right? I really want to see you both again, and meet your lil ones. So I was wondering if you'd be interested in having visitors????

I'm not sure how it would work out, but if there's a long weekend that we could come and stay??? Let me know!

thinking of you ~ Anna

Brittany Ann said...

OH, I know what you mean on the moving. It seems like the letting go of things can be the hardest part. Although, once I was able to say, "Nope. We don't need that," I totally found peace and grace. That was the hard part. Living without it is surprisingly easy. I can't believe you're coming back again! I'm happy but sad for you, having to say good-bye to Ireland and your dear friends there!

Let us know if there is anything we can get ready for you on this side of the pond. We can get anything you need, so you don't have to fly it. (Although, if Sherri and I get it, you might have to drive it...I didn't think this through, obviously...Well, just let us know!)

Randi Troxell said...

its one thing to move... but to move from there to here.. i couldnt even imagine at all!

btw- elijah's hair.. it is so cool and so curly.. love it!

Sherri said...

I have never made a big move before, so I can only imagine how hard it is to leave things and friends behind. Just reading your blog this morning made me want to cry.

BR is right, if there is anything we can start to get/prepare for you here let us know. You know we are always ready and willing to help.

Looking forward to spending Christmas together though. Just think of that and maybe things will be a little easier!

And you never know...you might just have another walker here waiting for you and little E. :)

Praying for you dear friend and that the move goes smoothly and that God gives you peace that passes all understanding. xox

Mrs.Rabe said...

We moved 7 times in the first 7 years of our marriage! That was tough, so I know how you feel. It is just stuff, but we women are the makers of our homes and we worry that if we don't have all our stuff we won't have anything. God will provide what you need. Really. I know you know. I will be praying.

Kelly said...

I, too, hate moving. It is a lot of work. Just remember, as you have to leave things behind, that you will still have the most precious things -- your family, your memories, and of course, photographs to help keep the memories. And, most importantly, God is where ever you are and He will always hold you in his hand. You'll be in my prayers.

Oh, yeah, and as long as you have a computer, you can take all of us blogging friends along with you. lol