Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
1 Timothy 6:17 Don’t put your trust in uncertain riches, but put your trust in God “who gives us richly all things to enjoy.”
Our heads tell us that the move we’re in the middle of is a wise decision, but often our hearts question our judgment and cause us to want to stay right where we are. This is especially true of my dearly loved Silver Fox. He has poured so much blood, sweat and tears into our yard, and the results are enjoying a peak performance right now.
He also loves the Tennessee River and only has to look out the front door to see it.
God has truly given us much to cherish about the past seven years we’ve spent at Brigadoon and in Athens. We will miss our neighbors. The new owners will love the community feeling of our area. We will miss our friends, especially those at church. But, I remind myself that Hartselle is only 45 minutes away with plenty of lunch rendezvous places in between. We’ve moved 3000 miles away before, and this is NOT the same.
It’s hard work to move, and many emotions get in the way. “Shall I keep it? Shall I toss it? Have I used it since I last moved? Does it bring back good memories? Does it “spark joy,” or will I be glad I won’t have to find a place for it in the next house?” More about that in my next blog.
In the meantime, will you please pray for us? Cousins Camp begins in two days. It’s the highlight of our year. We’ll have 11 kiddoes with us for the week, ages 4 to 16. They richly deserve our undivided attention. As long as we put in another pool and have places for all of them to sleep, they really don’t care where we go next.
They have just learned to enjoy and love each other and eagerly look forward to Cousins Camp. We always need your prayers that we will all stay safe and healthy, that we will laugh a lot and that our bonds will continue to deepen. The week is coming at a good time for us to be reminded of our REAL priorities.
P.S. I must mention the birds. Just this morning while I was exercising in the pool, I watched 5 hummingbirds dive-bombing our feeder, several goldfinches with their bright yellow plumage eating their preferred seeds in an upside-down position, and a red-headed woodpecker using his jackhammer beak to try to coax a bug out of our gutters. Sorry, Mr. Woodpecker. Sure hope that effort didn’t bend your beak. 🙂