"Where to start..." Thats the question I ask myself every day as I start packing away things and throwing things into garbage bags. I had a good friend with me two days ago that really got me in the mood to pack. She and I went around and started packing away the things that really meant something to us or were expensive wedding gifts from last year, all which will soon be in boxes in houses somewhere in the US for the next year or so. So I finally got into the packing mood but not quite ready to leave yet.
See I knew we are moving and Seth has even lined up people to take our stuff but it really hasnt hit me that we are leaving until today when people starting taking our things. Our kitchen table and chairs are gone leaving our kitchen/dining area rather empty. Our living room is not very livable now without the two couches, 32" tube television, and although functional still very ugly tv stand (that wont be missed). And in my craft room my computer is now on the floor since someone took my desk that I've had since I started college and my dogs dont have anywhere to sleep now that my husband's ugly futon is gone. Our bedroom is still intact for the moment but that wont be the case the next couple of days. Someone is taking our dresser and our bed is going to stay at a friends house as a guest bed (hopefully we will get that back when we return to the states).
Its rather freeing to see all your things being carried out of your house. Its now that I realize that they are only things. Nothing important. Only objects that have no ties to myself. It reminds me of the passage in Matthew about where you leave your treasures:
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where theieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in nd steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matt 6:19-21 (ESV)
Well off to packing again, till next time!