#thirstythursday / the thing I’m learning through moving all our crap

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Well, hello there, blog! I’ve missed you the past few days. It feels soooo good to be back at my little keyboard – this is indeed real life therapy for my soul. Thank you for reading and joining me here in our little corner of the internet, friends!

Tonight I sit here on the floor in the room we made our nursery.

All 3 babies grew up in this room, in this very corner, in the same crib.

The room is completely bare now and I must admit it’s bittersweet.

Brian and I painted these walls together while I was pregnant with our first baby, Kayla, 11 years ago this summer. We picked out each color and taped the walls and rolled the paint. Oh, what beautiful memories.

As I carried out the last items yesterday from this room and vacuumed lines on the floors, my mind was flooded and overwhelmed with how wonderful this house has been for our family.

I’ll share more on our house memories later when I have time to think clearly!

Real life: The past few days have been exhausting and I have more compassion for people that move than I have EVER had. Seriously. I will be wayyyy more kind to people who are moving.

Last time we moved, it was me, Brian, and a little bit of starter home furniture. OH HOW OUR WORLD HAS CHANGED.

Where did all this stuff come from???? And I promise it keeps multiplying. Boxes multiplying. Junk multiplying. Toys multiplying. Oh. My. Goodness. Gracious.

One thought keeps coming to my mind over and over – and it makes me laugh because I think God has been planning this all along and now He’s just smiling a bit that I’m FINALLY understanding it all.

There’s one way to GUARANTEE a more simplified life – downsize. 

We have no room for all this stuff.

It’s almost like a forced simplying of my life – and I kinda like it. A lot.

“He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me” (Psalm 18:19).

Now wait. Didn’t I say downsizing??

Yes. Instead of cramming all our stuff into our little cottage for the next year, I’m feeling a deep desire to live more simply and create a spacious space for our family. We can’t do that with every little corner packed full of furniture and stuff.

He’s rescuing me from my clutter.

Praises. Praises. Praises.

God has been working on this weary soul for years when it comes to clutter. Now, I’m at a crossroads and He’s inviting me to jump off the cliff into a spacious place He has provided.

I can’t wait to see where this adventure leads. I’m ready, Lord. Let’s go.

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2 replies to “#thirstythursday / the thing I’m learning through moving all our crap

  1. Moving has been our best way to downsize. You will love the freedom of having less stuff!!! I promise.

  2. We downsized last year too…with our three kids under 7 yrs old. It was exhausting and I’m still working through things at our new house but less is so much better. Moving is NO JOKE!

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