Have you ever asked God for a sign? Has it ever come in billboard form for you? (This has happened to my sister more than once, by the way) I think God has a sense of humor… otherwise why would we have a platypus. So sometimes he puts gigantic signs for us – if we are paying attention, we can see them. We all saw this sign as we went to Alexandria to sign the papers for our rental house on Sunday. Very fitting. “Adventure awaits, Alexandria, Minnesota.” Yes, yes it does.
Rental house signed for on Sunday & we made two trips back and forth. Monday was the last day of school & Halloween. I stopped by the school in time to see Myles’ 4th grade class all tell him why they thought he was great. My favorite part was when the kids said that he tried to include & play with everyone. They had a Halloween costume parade and a little party. I brought snacks and watched “The Great Pumpkin” with them. It was an emotional last day for Cameron as a para. He has touched the lives of kids and staff and will be missed. Dallas said his last day was kind of uneventful… just another Monday. Monday night was trick or treating for Myles with his twin buddies. Dallas went to a Halloween party and I handed out candy. It is such a wonderful neighborhood for trick or treating- lots of kids and very little traffic to worry about. I will miss it. I’ll miss seeing the neighbor kids & their excitement of candy and glow bracelets. It all happened so quickly that I didn’t even get a picture of my 3 guys. I’m thankful for the 12 years that we had there and all of the memories made.
Tuesday started the packing. 3M is moving us so we had people come to pack. It was supposed to take 2 days to pack, 2 days to load the van/semi and 2 days to unload. We helped them and it took way less time. We were supposed to unload on Monday/Tuesday which would have made it interesting for going to work and school. Thankfully, we were unloaded by Thursday afternoon! The boys were a great help & earned a pop and a big thank you from the movers. Now begins the adventure of unpacking & finding a new temporary home for stuff. We had gotten rid of a lot before we moved but there is way too much left. We will need to pare down for our next place.
Myles found 3 pennies while unpacking. He said, “mom, we are starting our next chapter.” Yes, buddy, we are. He’s done amazingly well. Everyone has. Their positive attitudes make a world of difference.
This is what we get to wake up to each morning…God is good.
While our piles of boxes can seem overwhelming, we will eventually find a place for stuff (or we will get rid of it). Next week I will start a new job and the boys will start a new school. I pray the transition continues to go well. Thank you to everyone who has shared well wishes, fond memories & offered or given help.
Remember to keep your eyes open on your journey of enough… God might just give you a billboard.
Peace be with you.