We packed up Luke's room while he was here. We took all of Colt's toys down from the shelf and packed them away into a rubbermaid tub. It had been so long since I had seen some of those toys. It was fun looking through them. I cleaned out Luke's closet also. I still had some of Colt's clothes hanging in there. If we weren't moving, I believe I would've never taken them out of that closet. God is really moving and closing some doors in my life, and he's using this move to do it. I never knew how much I was clinging to material things. You don't realize how much those things hold you back and keep you from moving on. They distract us from the life He wants us to freely live.
I turned my resignation letter in Friday. I've been arguing with myself for weeks trying to decide if I wanted to finish out the school year, but a couple of paychecks just isn't worth being away from part of my family.
Bre has started her first high school year of softball and I don't want to miss anymore games! I can't even begin to describe the change in Bre since moving. Most of all, the bitterness is gone, and her whole outlook on school has changed. She loves her school, her teachers, her coaches, and her principal! She's even amazed at how nice the people in the town are. I'm pretty amazed myself. For Valentines day her friends showed up at school with gifts for her. She was in shock. How sad is that? She told them she just isn't used to this. She recieved 10 carnations also from different people. The kids and staff there don't judge others by the clothes they wear or the house they live in. That stuff just isn't important. It will even take me a little time to get used to it myself. It's going to be a very humble experience and I'm looking forward to it!
Missing our families will be the hard part. I know we'll have lots of visits, and I can't wait! I wouldn't be surprised if in a few years we didn't see some of them moving a little closer to us. ;)
One more month until we are all together again, and I'm counting the days with much excitement!