In the midst of garage sales, graduation parties, a wedding, potlucks, end-of-school events, and a goodbye party, we finally received word that we have an apartment and a June 20th move-in date. Hooray!
Toby starts school earlier than that, but he will be staying with friends until the rest of us follow him there two weeks later. The apartment is right near the playground and on campus like we had hoped for. My parents will come to live with the kids and me until we move and our neighbors will help us move out there.
Wow. It’s really happening. In five short weeks I will be sending the kids out to play on a new playground, with new friends. I will be opening up my calendar to a new kind of schedule and trying to understand a new way of life. It’s overwhelming to think about it, so most days I just don’t.
I am learning that investing my imagination in anxieties, or doubts, or fears is getting a zero return. (Actually, it’s more like a negative gain.) This morning I read Hebrews 13:5, “Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for Jesus has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” Then later in verse 16 the author of Hebrews says, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
I have spent too much time thinking about what I will be loosing or what I don’t have, when what I do have is a cup overflowing with blessings that I am obligated to share and a promise straight from the lips of God: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”