Moving is always hard work. But moving to a whole nother continent is even more than you can imaging. Wow! Seems like we spent the first hhalf of this season building up our relationships, both here and with the team we will be joining. And of course there was just the whole emotional aspect of it. Wrapping your mind around all the things you need to lay down can be overwhelming at times. It hasn't been unusual for me to just start crying as I think about either someone I am leaving here or just how things will be changing. And through all that, we have been raising our support base so that we can be full-time missionaries. All that while trying to work a full-time job and then just normal life. Whew!
I just thought that was the hard part! Since I have quit my job about a month ago, things have been really hectic. Now the reality of all the physical preparations is in full swing and I am so tired! I have spent 4 weeks of non-stop cleaning the house to get it ready to sell, sorting through all our stuff to have a huge garage sale, trying to condense our possessions to fit into 6 suitcases and 3 plastic totes and tyring to maintain all our relationships with family, friends and financial partners.
There's something to be said for doing things like this in your youth instead of waiting until you are not quite so young like we are. Seems like the roots are a whole lot deeper the older you get and it is a lot more work to dig them out! I can imagine how Abraham felt! Lord, I'm too old for this!!! Not words that come out of my mouth very often, but sure have been thinking them lately!