Tidbits I have learned/revisited this last week:
1. The building structure and the things in it do not make a house a home. The people do. I was reminded of this when I left my parents at their new place and came "home" to an empty house.
2. Minimalism is good, but it's sometimes okay to hold on to sentimental items. I was reminded of this as we packed and purged the farm. Some items like my grandfathers cuff links and blankets my grandma had sewn are just too special to throw out.
3. Sometimes the necessary choices are not the easiest, but you just have to buck up and do it. I was reminded of this when, during my first chicken feeding after dad had officially moved, I had to take care of a deceased chicken. My initial response (after crying) was to call my daddy. Right before picking up the phone I decided I just needed to take care of it myself - and I did.
4. Peoples actions sometimes speak louder than their words.
Okay, mom and dad. I get it. You didn't want me to move back in with you. You could have just told me instead of moving across the state so you didn't have to live with me. :) lol jk.
5. The vegetarian fajitas at El Churro restaurant in ft Scott is 🔥🔥🔥10/10. Would recommend.
This whole weekend was a whirlwind of emotions.
Moving my parents was never an activity I expected to do, but that's life - God calls you to do things you don't expect. God called my parents to move to serve at two wonderful churches. I truly believe He has big things in store for my parents, the congregations, and the communities they serve. So, this is not goodbye. It is hello. Hello to new beginnings, to new opportunities, and to new memories just waiting to be made.