With each box we pack, there is a memory or more to go through. Every scrap of paper, every photograph deserves our attention as we decide whether to save or toss them. In the middle of all this clutter and confusion is the glimpse of light that is pushing its way into our lives. There comes a time to say good bye to old memories and look forward with anticipation to making new ones.
We’ve lived in our home for 24 years so you can imagine the amount of collected things and clutter we’ve accumulated. We also accumulated things from both of our mothers after their passing along with a studio of art equipment and art which had been living in a different location for a number of years.
God has an amazing plan for my husband and I as we take the next step in our lives together. We will be putting our house up for sale in a week. We’ve been talking about doing this for the past three years and are finally taking that giant leap of faith.
When you reach a certain age, you think that all things will stay the same until you die, but they don’t. We can learn to accept change or we can sit around and pout about it for the rest of our lives. We are anxious to get the process rolling and begin this final chapter.
My trepidation and angst will soon fade away as I plant a new garden, decorate our new house and finally have enough extra cash to travel a little and not have to work so hard to survive. It’s time to start living.
All of our days are numbered and we have been given this time on earth for a purpose – to share the love of God with others. What a great gift to pass on.