WOW you dont realize how much "stuff" you have until you have to get rid of it! Im finding myself physically and emotionally exhausted! It is hard work to watch your possessions (that you spent way to much money on) go for way less! Those books that were your "love" being picked through by someone with a machine in your home that beeps when he touches one that is "worth" something! I want to scream, no don't take that one.. but then I am reminded that I cannot take it with me, its not where my heart is!
This first day has given me more compassion for the Rich Man in Matthew 19:16-30! I often looked down upon him thinking he was an idiot for not giving up all he had to follow Jesus yet now as I go through my stuff with tears and wondering if we are really doing the right thing my heart swells for that man, he was asked to sell it all and give it away and yet he couldnt do it! He missed out on such a loving relationship with Father so I have compassion because I know how wonderful that relationship is and how HARD it really is (emotionally) to get rid of everything! I keep my eyes focused on where God is taking us and it makes me happy to know that He is Sovereign and will take care of providing what we really need!
I am reminded by some other traveling mama's that all this stuff if just stuff, and what really matters are my children and husband and the adventure that we are about to embark on!
This morning I wake up and realize that I have more work to do, more people to meet and more stuff to get rid of. Its a bit overwhelming but then I remember that already I have downsized...
Table and 4 chair set
1 Bed Set
1 End Table
2 Rocking Chairs
Tons of Books
2 Hermit Crabs
And I survived! Moving on to day 2!!