It amazes me how much STUFF one can accumulate in the course of just simple daily living. It has come to me that the more time I spend in one place the more THINGS I acquire. And with those acquisitions come responsibilities as well. As we de-clutter to make our move across the 1,000 miles to a new home and state, I am made aware that there must be some order to our world and the less stuff you have the more order you have.
WE finally finished, weeding through the 'treasures' of our lives and have come to a workable order with the rest of our Things. Phew! I was wondering if it was ever going to be accomplished.
We have relegated ourselves to, four 18"X18" boxes, and four 28"X12" carry-ons. Two of the carry-ons are our tent, and our air mattress. So in essence, we even have our house and our bed, in hand. Our lives now fit in a 10' X 14' tent for a total of 140 sq. ft. What an accomplishment!
Today is Sabbath preparation day and we are finished packing. We are ready to go. I am so thankful that we will be able to have a stress free shabbat. Our friends have graciously invited us to dinner. I am so looking forward to the rest and fellowship with other believers.
The balance of our time here will be spent in rest and Gabriel's training of his replacement at work. From here we go to San Antonio to spend the night and board the train for Missouri the next morning. We can sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving. We can enjoy each other's company and the scenery. Then after 20 hours, we will arrive at our destination and the arms of our new family. Our new lives begin the moment we step foot on the train. May Abba help us and guide us!