January 19, 2012 7:16 PM
Moving blues - your adviceAfter blogging for 7 years, I have some relationships that go back so far I can't remember when they started. Like Shannon, a reader who has faithfully sent me pictures of her twins since they were tiny toddlers.
And I've seen so often that by throwing open someone's question to the entire circle of readers here, we can find a lot of good advice - not to mention prayer. Just throw in whatever you want - practical, spiritual, moving tips, etc.
A couple ideas off the top of my head:Hi Barbara -
I hope your Christmas was super excellent with the kids and husband and out of town guests. Your photo is wonderful. Ours was a whirlwind but the Christmas Day service was WONDERFUL!We are moving. To Plano. (Carey got a bit of a better paying job) That's 3 hours north. I get waves of panic and waves of peace. (You're probably saying "Yep") lolIt's the whole moving away from grandparents and their school. But Abigail and Porter will go to Faith Lutheran. But still, moving from my church is scary.So I need prayers for peace, comfort and to be able to trust in Christ that this is gonna be alright.Thanks Barbara. Maybe this could be a topic for a blog post? I can only imagine how many mommas have felt this way.
Explain everything to Abigail and Porter. Let them help with the packing and decorate the boxes.
Get rid of everything you do not need. Be ruthless.
Lavender oil has a calming effect. Be nice to yourself. Take warm baths.
We've moved a lot for my husband's work so I know the feeling. Moving is what you make of it. If you choose to go in with a positive attitude, see the sites, make an effort to make friends, and enjoy your new surroundings you'll be okay. Leaving family will be hard but I would LOVE to be 3 hours away from someone in my family :) That's a day trip! Just know that things will be different and possibly harder so you'll have to change your expectations and trust that God will help you through it. We try to emphasize to our kids that home is where our FAMILY is. It's not about a house, or a town, or friends. And then I work super duper hard and really put myself out there (I've given out my phone # at the grocery store :) to help them make friends. My home is always open to new friends.
Posted by: Alison | January 20, 2012 9:59 AM
I always ask myself, "Do I want to pay money to move this?" when trying to weed out stuff.
Also, label boxes well and include which room the box should go in!
Posted by: Amy | January 20, 2012 9:02 PM