Friday, October 14, 2011
Boxes, boxes everywhere and no carpet to be seen. We have been here for a couple of weeks now and still we are waiting on carpet so we can finish unpacking. Again I am waiting, always waiting for something to happen or stop. Maybe that is why there are so many verses on waiting in God's Word. The kids are getting use to their new schools and seem to like them. That is a praise because we know how hard it can be especially since school had already started. God has been gracious in helping them with all the changes, we are blessed. I am enjoying setting up my kitchen and making it feel like home. We have been living with Paul's mom for the last 4 years and let me say she was wonderful to let us move in and let me use the kitchen as my own. I think she may have even enjoyed it :- ) but I missed having my own space. I don't think I even realized how much until I started unpacking and putting things away in my new kitchen. I already have ideas for decorating, organizing, and new recipes to try. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas! I have a greater appreciation for having a home and my stuff than I did before and I hope I don't forget it thank God and be grateful. So much I take for granted before and it will be easy to do again if I forget. Our place is not big but amazingly Paul and I have been talking about simplifying our lives and downsizing. We are so spoiled and I know we don't have near as much as so many others. I also know we have so much more than most of the world and certainly more than we need. Having a smaller place and having most of our stuff packed away for the last 4 years should make it easier, should being the key word. I am a pack rat by nature so it is still a challenge for me and I need to daily, ok hourly ask God for help. I want to teach my kids that stuff shouldn't rule our lives and what we have we should be grateful for. As we continue to get settled I am trying to stay patient, grateful and motivated to get rid of what I don't need to keep. I truly am blessed with all I have, thank you Lord!