This afternoon we are packing for our move to Michigan. We are in blissful chaos–climbing around boxes, looking for packing tape, listening to Christmas music, trying to “lighten our pack,” saying our good-byes, and looking forward to our new life and our new friends. Last night I packed a part of my library, shown here. (You will notice that “lightening my pack” does not include getting rid of any books).
I packed the other half of my library this evening. Dan and Wes have been a huge help. Everyone has been working together to get all of our humble belongings packed and ready to load for Michigan.
Getting an early start on Thanksgiving, here are some things that we are grateful for:
-Today is our daughter-in-law, Elizabeth’s birthday. We are very thankful for her.
-Charles has been asked to candidate at a church in Sister Bay in Door County, Wisconsin.
-Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Eve. I love Thanksgiving Eve. (Ask me about that some day)
-Dear, loyal, kind, patient, forgiving old friends, and cherished memories like yellow snapshots in the album of our hearts.
-New friends, new places, new challenges, and new adventures.
-Sunday morning a young man came to talk to me after church to tell me that he had become a follower of Christ that morning!
-I am a published author! Last night by book Sunset on Summer arrived from the binder!
-I am especially thankful that I can now devote all my time and energy to being a pastor once again.
-As far as we know, we are all healthy.