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Thursday, October 15, 2009

can't put a price on togetherness

Since we are moving from a 4800 square foot home in Colorado to probably an 1100 square foot apt in NYC, a few things have to go. Well, actually a lot of things have to go. I have been selling things like crazy- nothing is off limits. In fact, whenever my six year old can't find something, she screams at me, "Did you sell it!!??" She never believes me when I say, "no." She's seen me do it too many times over the past few weeks.

In fact, she now understands the concept that you can make money when you sell things. She proved this by discussing the homeless man that often stands at the edge of our interstate exit. She told me, "He should get an apple tree, so he can sell apples. Then he'd have money." I keep her window rolled up, so she can't holler at him. I don't think he'd appreciate her financial advice.

But selling things have really made me realize what I hold dear to my heart. Do I really care that I have to get rid of a TV or two? Do I really care that I can't have a pool table or separate dining room in our new apartment? Do I really care that I have to switch my king size bed to a queen size? Not really. None of that matters. What truly matters is family. What truly matters is that me, my husband of 20 years and my 4 children will all be together. Even if 1100 square feet will give a whole new meaning to the word togetherness.

7 comments:

Brian and Rita said...

You have a great blog here! Short, sweet, and funny. Keep it up. You are good at this!

~Ginger said...

Just bought one of those stencil thingys to put over a photo of Dave and myself above our bed that says, "Together is the best place to be." I'm telling you, without my kids around he's all I have. Love your family and enjoy every day that you have with your 4 kids. Stuff is just stuff.

Beth Wiley said...

I understand....at least a little...when we decided to do some work in Florida temporarily we talked about selling all our furniture, etc (that we just got after our wedding...2 years ago) and I was surprised to see how much I held onto those things...I went through such a journey in my heart till I could finally say I'm fine not keeping any of it if we need to rent out our house....needless to say we still have all our stuff and God worked things out great, but wow..what a journey that I was surprised my heart had to take.

Lisa H said...

You have a great perspective on this move. I can't imagine the challenges you're facing, but you seem to have such a great attitude about it all! :)

Karenkool said...

I can't wait to meet Lily in person. She is a pip!

Teresa said...

So true!

dkzody said...

I think it is amazing that you have made this move with children still at home. More power to you. I am not that brave and only because our daughter is grown and on her own, our house is paid for, and I can take my teacher's pension are we making this move to San Francisco. You deserve a few crowns in heaven.

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