Moving Sale Today!

Picked the hottest day so far for the moving sale.  At least it didn’t rain… skies / heat are threatening to produce an overnight shower but tomorrow’s clearance items are stashed beneath a tarp… mostly.

It was a wild day.  The classified ad gave a noon start-time but of course, people started showing up at 9:00 am.  By 6:00 pm, we were sun-fried-crispy and wet-dog-smelly.

But!

We have purged nearly 3/4 of everything we own.  Quite the accomplishment!

It hasn’t been easy… in some cases it’s been downright painful.  My heart has broken more than once… I have too many attachments to things.  Not the things themselves but the memories that were made while using those things.  Hence the heartache.

But life marches on!

Lesson-of-the-Day

I have just about finished sorting through close to 20 years of ministry files / resources / books / grad school papers / and assorted projects that have been hauled from Denver / across Wyoming / threatening to make the move to Reno.

[I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I’ve recycled almost a whole forest worth of trees in the past week… although to my credit, it has accumulated over the course of two decades.]

It has all been very bittersweet.  Sorting through everything reminded me of all the people / places / activities / events / projects I have been privileged to be part of.  It also reminded me of all the things that were never finished / in some cases never started.

Lesson here:  It’s really all in God’s hands.

A Fun / Funny Thing Happened Today

Unexpectedly, some old friends from out of town showed up at our front door just as the moving sale was getting underway… a mom and her 2 daughters and a new baby grand-daughter.  It was so great to see them.  They were all part of our youth programs many years ago… well, except for the baby grand-daughter.

So the memories come full-circle from files and papers to real voices and faces.  What a tremendous gift!

If I had any doubts about success during this Wyoming adventure, God gave confirmation and affirmation today that all the blood / sweat / tears and hard work have been worthwhile.

Thank you Jesus for giving us the chance to see that the seeds have sprouted and indeed produced good fruit.

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About Elaine Menardi

Heading off on a new adventure! I solve problems and make ideas happen.

2 responses »

  1. Dan Mulhall says:

    I wish I had something clever to offer but all I can say is that I feel your pain. Prayers.
    Dan

    • Thanks Dan. Prayers are what we need at this point!

      I found a bunch of emails, etc. that had your name on them and I smiled and gave thanks for the good work we have done together. More to come I am sure!

      See you soon… peace 🙂

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