Saturday, September 16, 2006

We did it we did it....

We did it...HORRAY! After an agonizing week of carrying boxes much too big for my own good and scrubbing every square inch of my home, it's done. I am now sitting in freezing cold Lethbridge Alberta at my parents cozy home and I don't hardly know what to do with myself. I've been going full blast form so long I've forgotten how to sit still. So blogging it is.

I must say, we couldn't possibly have finished the move without the help of wonderful friends and family. This fall our church has adapted the theme of "40 Days of Community". A time for us to remember and focus on loving the people in our community and serving them to display the power and glory of God to those around us. I have felt like this is the perfect theme in our lives this last few weeks. Our close friends have put aside time from their own busy schedules to shower their love on us by helping us in many many ways. We've had so many people call and offer their homes and cooking abilities to keep Dustin alive as I'll be gone the next little bit. We've have so many friends hauling furniture and boxes down those infernal stairs. My mom has been an angel sent from heaven as she's showered her love on us by being Gramma Supreme and the cleaning woman of all time as Dustin and I have run around tying up loose ends and whatnot. We are blessed indeed. One of my favourite Sara Groves Songs says

"Love to me is when you put down that one more thing and say, I've got something better to do. Love to me is when you walk out on that one more thing and say, Nothing will come between me and you."

Thank you friends and family.

I walked through the townhouse yesterday morning hand in hand with Dustin and we went from room to room reminiscing over the last few years spent in our very first home. Remembering carring Megan home in her carseat, laughing over the time Ben flew down the stairs thinking he was Buzz Lightyear, running my fingers over the walls we'd painted and the floors we'd installed. SO many memories. A small part of me will miss that house, butI am ready to move on. I'm ready to be done with this so we can have our life back and I can start to give more back to those who've showered their love on us so generously. And so I can be with my husband again.
I love him and I miss him already. Take care of him Summerland!

8 comments:

Amanda said...

Great post, Christy! The end is drawing near...you guys can make it!! Miss you already. :(

Manda said...

I'm so glad your moving experience was better than our moving experience when we moved from Calgary! I'm glad you're done and take care of that baby! No more lifting too heavy things. I'm planning on coming in a week. Can't wait! Love you all!

Angella said...

We miss you too! And we offered your hubby dinner, but he said he had too many offers already. He's being well taken care of, but not as good as you would. Hurry back!

:)

Heidi said...

How exciting it must be to be almost in your new beautiful home. You will make many new memories there as a family of 5. Take it easy.

shareen said...

oops - I accidentally left this comment on the NEXT post, but here it is again, just in case! :)

hope you're having a great and relaxing time in lethbridge post-move! say hi to that city for me. :) don't cram too much in, eh? put your feet up for a while...and the same goes for your mother!

Vicki said...

It sounds like this is the home stretch. Glad things got done. I hope Dustin is feeling better. It's goint tobe great to get into your new home and bring home your new baby (I kinda know what that's like, and it's great).

Vicki said...

It sounds like this is the home stretch. Glad things got done. I hope Dustin is feeling better. It's goint tobe great to get into your new home and bring home your new baby (I kinda know what that's like, and it's great).

Tianna said...

Hey Christy! I just went over and looked at the progress of your home. It is coming along! They are working on the bathroom vanities and the kitchen! I have offered to feed your husband but like the others have said he has a bunch of offers already. I miss you and your munchkins. Can't wait till we're neighbours! Love TIANNA