Sunday, February 17, 2008
Cluttter, Snow & Good-Byes
First, let me apologize for not writing in a while. This last week has been a whirlwind of packing, cleaning, packing some more, throwing away when it doesn't all fit, and trying it again. I'm really amazed at how much I've gotten rid of. If I thought that I could use something again I refused to throw it away. Honestly, as a frugal housewife, I thought that was my duty. My thought pattern has been disrupted...no one likes it when that happens and I am not the exception. Imagine this...in a few days, I'll be in my new house that is 100% clutter free! I guess there are upsides to all this adapting and adjusting.
We are now staying in a hotel just down the road a bit from our home church. To remove the last of the furniture from our little rental house and clean it up before we left, it required us leaving. So we are spending the weekend at the hotel as we finish up the house. Today, our home church hosted a type of "going away" service for us. Several visitors from other states as well as close by came to be a part of it. We had good preaching, good singing, and of course, good eating. It was humbling to see some of the folks that drove upwards of six hours, just to say goodbye to us.
The picture above was taken last week. Our kids haven't seen snow in...well...forever I guess. The Lord sent us a pretty little "dusting". Just enough for the kids to play. We had already packed all the winter coats and gloves, so I improvised as all good moms do in dire circumstances. They had all sorts of "odd and end" pieces of clothing on to stay warm, complete with Daddy's socks on their hands. The girls are convinced that God sent that little bit of snow just for them. They certainly won't see any snow where we will be in Portugal, so this was their last chance to see it, and God came through for them....sounds like something HE would do, huh?
This very well may be my last post before we leave. I will try to post more, but please understand if it doesn't get done. If I'm not able to, I will once we get the internet at our new home. No telling how long that will take. Please pray for us...as we pray for you.