Friday, January 27, 2012
Packing, unpacking, packing, re packing, packing. Stuff. Stuff that we need, stuff that we don't need, stuff that we want, stuff that we want but can't keep. Letting go of stuff. Simplifying. And then packing up whats left. And then pondering more stuff.
While half of our belongings were spread out across the TLF parking lot (not being purchased by a Senior Master Sergeant who apparently didn't want our junky lawn mower, no matter how hard I tried to pawn it off on him), we took advantage of the beautiful sunny day that God gave us, and we took a much needed vacation to the park located in back of our hotel. The kids spent hours there today. Evelyn hung out on my back mostly (partially because shes still sick, but mostly because I didn't want to chase her around the pebbles), but the two older kids we trusted enough to leave alone from across the driveway where we could still see them from afar.
Even without our "stuff", we can still be comfortable and have fun. The kids are learning this. Slowly. Each day a little more. We made the most of today. We laughed and we played. We lived and we loved. We were.