I don’t look forward to moving. It’s not so much the living in a new place and meeting new people as it is the process; sorting and packing, making address changes, finding new doctors, setting up with a new Internet company, unpacking. You get the picture.
I think everyone should move to an new town at least once in a lifetime, even if it’s temporary. Every place I’ve lived I’ve made new friends and learned more about life. But if I had a choice, I’d like to put down roots in one place and stay there.
In a few days we’ll change our residence, again. We’re downsizing, so we’ve had two garage sales, given away several boxes of “stuff” left at the curb, and found relatives and friends who can use what we have. The Salvation Army will benefit from some of our giveaways. And then there are the throwaways: the accumulated treasures and junk we have accumulated over the years which we can’t justify keeping any longer. And we still have too much.
Just a suggestion for those of you who have lived in one house for a number of years–do a yearly clean-out.
I am thankful for the Lord’s provision for us as we enter a new phase of our lives. To the Philippian believers Paul wrote, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” We have experienced His provision throughout our lives, although not always as we expected or wanted. We have a home, friends, and family.
However, I’m looking forward to the day when I move without sorting and packing. It will be my final move into eternity. Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:2,3 NKJV
I’m also looking forward to November 20, 2018, the release date for my Christian Romance novel Meadow Song.