For 19 years this room was home base, the living-room. For me it is bitter-sweet. It is time to move on so I have emptied the place. I have sorted, packed, thrown away and locked up treasures in safes and inside of me too.
As I carried the last few things out and walked around praying through the house I found myself experiencing almost every emotion. The over whelming one though was relief. It’s finished.
One friend suggested I dance in this room thanking God for the 19 years as my last act. That was a possibility, but I was so tired and emotional all I could do was lie prostrate in the middle of this floor. I cried with thanks for the myriad blessings and good times this house offered to us and to all who passed through our doors. God used this home to bless many!
I also thanked God for the sad and trying times, knowing that we are all stronger because of them. And for the fact that they are now past.
It is a new season of life for me. This particular ending is one of the biggest evidences of that fact. I still have to wait for my new home to be ready for me, but this door is closed and locked behind me. I can only go forward!
And I hear the promises of God calling. I hear the great cloud of witnesses cheering me on to keep fixing my eyes on Jesus, the one who knows and loves me best.
As I consider that this is the Lenten season, one to refocus and to let go, it seems fitting for me to be without a home of my for a while. (Semi-forced giving up ;-}!)
By the time your read this the new family will have signed, paid and moved in. I bless them with the fulfillment of all their hopes and dreams!
I will be enjoying a few days of vacation. I am tired and happy, dancing on the inside….