We made it with surprisingly few casualties. There are a couple of missing toys and a hard drive cable that hasn't appeared, but having things drop out of sight along the way or break into bits is par for the course.
This all started happening at the end of October, and since then, my life has been consumed with activity.
Planning, sorting, purging, purging some more, selling, making lists, donating, freecycling, planning some more, waiting...
Ahh, a nice word. Rest.
I don't want to do this again for a long time! Whew! Time to make a cup of tea and sit back and enjoy the Christmas Season.
You wouldn't know it were Christmas around here. No lights. No tree. Occasionally I play some Christmas music on Pandora when I'm feeling festive. But the simplicity of the time is actually quite refreshing.
It's 8 AM. The house is quiet. Except for my my oldest who doesn't sleep in - ever - all is still.
I sit back and smile, knowing that one day we'll have eternity to rest. To rest from striving. The battle. The fight against sin. Sickness. They'll all be gone.
I sip my tea.
Resting on His promises.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus! And as I wait, help me to rest in You.