Moving is a Little Like Giving Birth

I feel like I’m in labor and at that point where I want to say,”Hey, who’s idea was this? I think I’ve changed my mind.”

Of course, in the process of moving  and in the birth of a child, you don’t really want to change your mind, you just want this part to be over with!

I feel like we’ve been preparing to move for the past 3 months. Like when I was expecting each child, the anticipation was so exciting at the beginning. It was easier to make decisions, easier to move around, easier to sleep.  Now I am feeling the stress of trying to live everyday life around piles of boxes and realizing something I need at the moment is already packed. And sleeping is a little iffy these days.

I am ready to be done. Wishing that I could get the Star Trek guys to beam me to Florida and just be done with it.  But no, it doesn’t work that way. Now, at the time I’m most stressed and most exhausted, is the time for the final push.  soon we’ll be loading the truck and making the 3 day drive with 3 vehicles in the caravan. Or really, 4 if you count the car Randy will be towing on the back of the truck.

I know that God has been orchestrating this move from the very beginning. And I’m seeing that the beginning was much longer ago than I realized. He was working on this move for at least a year that I can see, probably much longer…

The timing is perfect, the weather forecast has been very cooperative. God was generous and gave the entire country warm weather in December just so we could get to Florida without having to deal with ice or snow, right? Thank you, Lord!

Now I just have to buckle down and finish this race. I have to focus on the outcome, just like being in labor. I have to look past the difficulties of the next few days and think about the end result. It will be worth it, but it won’t be easy. But hey, I’ve done hard before, I can do it again. God is still with me. Forever and always.

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

James 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.