We just received word that all necessary documents are in place for closing on our Smith Farm house tomorrow. After months of purging, packing, and hauling, that space is finally empty and clean.
In an odd sort of way, I love the vacant stage. The blank canvas stands bursting with possibilities of a new chapter about to begin, but also still holds the history of all that has come before.
As various memories drift through my mind, I can only whisper a deep THANK YOU to the LORD for all the moments that space held for us over the past decade… and for all the ways *He held us* in that space through joy or sorrow!
In a few days, a new family will move in and make that house their home. At the same time we are slowly getting settled into our cozy little condo across town, gearing up for our son’s senior year of high school before making the final transition to our northern coast in New Bedford, MA!
Change is bittersweet. It just is. How tender to read these verses during this reflective time, and to share them as today’s breakfast psalm:
𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦.
𝘓𝘰, 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴.
𝘔𝘺 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘰 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵.
𝘈𝘮 𝘐 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘧𝘧? . . . 𝘋𝘰 𝘐 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩?
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶, 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘵.
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝟐𝟖:𝟏𝟔 • 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝟐𝟖:𝟐𝟎 • 𝐄𝐱𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐬 𝟑𝟑:𝟏𝟒 • 𝐉𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟐𝟑:𝟐𝟑-𝟐𝟒 • 𝐈 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝟖:𝟐𝟕
Though our Smith Farm home became a sacred place for me to meet with the LORD, how comforting to be reminded that He is not confined to that time or space. The LORD will lead me forward from here and He will be with me, wherever I go.
No matter the specific time or space, wherever He is there with me, I will be home!