Just because it’s kinda too late to say, “Are you sure we should be doing this?!” (moving) doesn’t mean I don’t say it, to myself. At least one person is quite sure we should, so we’ll let that drive us. ;)
I’ve learned a trick though, whenever I feel sentimental: talk back to myself. Say, “just don’t think about it.” You know, it actually works! It also works for thinking about the huge, HUGE job still ahead, of de-cluttering, cleaning, etc. Because this morning it’s not the sentimental thoughts that make me feel like crying. And I slept fine! Good news: many weeks ago we booked a hotel downtown, to go to this Bitcoin conference (for our business). At the time it seemed rather extravagant, but it sure is a God-send now! Not only a welcome break from the House Work (how can we be so tired after only 1 day of it??!), but it works out so well for the renovation-guy–he hopes to have our bedrooms painted while we’re gone.
As I sit here and look out at my garden, where the Maidenhair Fern is awakening from winter slumber at long last, I just know it’s going to make me cry to think I’m leaving it behind… but how silly is that? When we move to Ottawa, I can go and look at LOTS of Maidenhair Ferns several times a week, at my parents’ place!!
And anyway, we still don’t know for sure that this is our last Spring here. That will depend on:
- whether or not we can be ready to show our home before the market slumps,
- whether or not we can get the price we hope to, in order to buy what we need in Ottawa.
“…a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.” (Ephesians 4:23-24)