Because we are by nature crazy people, we are moving out of our house this week. Christmas week. Days before IHOP’s 15,000 person Onething Conference.
Things looked pretty dark the last few days. It’s been bitter cold and the packing has been slow. We felt like the last Inuit family who stayed as long as they could in the North Country hunting polar bear and now had to pack up the snowmobile for the long trek across the ice back to the southern hunting grounds. Maybe worse.
Today, the sun dawned a little brighter. The temperature shot up to 69 degrees (even now, at 10:30pm, it’s 63). Help showed up – not a ton at a time, but one here, two there, and we packed and loaded the Pods until late into the night. All of the furniture is out. We still have some boxes, mattresses and a lot of cleaning, but it’s doable. It’s doable.
I’m very grateful for my friends who dropped what they had to do today to come by and help. I’m very grateful to the Lord for encouraging me. This time next week we’ll be in our loaner house, preparing to knock out walls and wreak some serious havoc on The Compound in order to make room for a house full of children – those already here, and those still to come.
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