Monday, December 17, 2007
Throw Away, Goodwill, or Keep......Maybe?
This was the question asked of us about a thousand times today as we went through the kids room. There were trash bags, boxes and trunks everywhere. As we made a decision with each item, throw it away, give it to goodwill or try to keep it.....maybe, the girls remained very brave and understanding throughout much of the day. Only once did I see a tear, and that was just for a brief moment. (Now, I on the other hand, had to leave the room as I became emotional thinking about some of the toys that apparently meant more to me than they did to them!) We are able to take 14 trunks weighing no more than 50 lbs a piece with us on our flight. After we got the first one packed with 49 lbs. and labeled with it contents, we all did a little celebration dance that ended with Trinity shouting, "Yeah...now lets go to Portugal!" She thought that we were done, and ready to go. It must seem like forever to them. "Waiting" when your a kid is a dreaded thing! These days are difficult, but at the same time, very exciting.