Made it through Day 1 of packing. Heath was gone most of the day to school. It was a wonderful time for him to get further encouragement, acceptance, and prayer time. I am so thankful for the friends he has made, both from the student population and the professor population! My brother and sister-in-law were here for a large part of the day, and we got tons of laundry done, organizing done, and seven whole boxes packed! I know that doesn't sound like a ton, but we have so much to sort through. Darcy and I threw out tons of stuff, and have tons to donate as well. The best part of moving is the paring down of things! Thomas got the shed organized and ready to begin packing, and played the kids to death. Doesn't sound like much, I'm sure, but keeping the kids out of our hair, and getting the shed ready for Heath was huge. Heath's brother, Tim, was able to come up last night after he got off work, and we spent the evening packing and laughing. We are up to 16 boxes I believe.
We are overwhelmed with the amount of work that
is ahead of us, but so at peace with the decisions made. Darcy will be up to
help almost the whole week, and Tim has moved in for the week so he can help. It
will be a long week, and at times, a hard week. Just making the decisions as to
what to keep and not can get to you. And even though we have no real plans other
than packing and an extended "sleep over" with my parents, we are not panicking.
God IS good and is faithful. So we will trust Him.
Day 2 is calling. Remember us as we wade through boxes and stuff deciding what to keep and what to toss. As a pack rat at heart, this can be hard. But, we are anxious in nothing, but with thanksgiving, we are lifting our requests to God, and His peace and understanding are guarding our hearts! (Philippians 4:6-7 summarized)