“““And this past week has been very interesting. How can a week ever become interesting….and different….and full of changes when you think you have had all there is to have, to hold, to change, to exchange, to throw away, to give away and whatever else you can think of !!!!!!!!
LifeStream has had their annual estate sale and that started me thinking/changing/buying/arranging/wondering/and whatever else you might add to that flock of doings.
I bought a desk – you have seen it. That gave me a desk change and one that is smaller than what I had. Today I ordered a 5 drawer chest and nightstand that matches the 6 drawer chest I presently have. Gonna sell the chest that I presently have. Why come all of this!!!!!!!
This past week I helped two dear little ladies in their mid 90s each purchase a chair and get them taken to their rooms and cleaned up and so on and so forth. But in doing all of that, I saw for the first time the size room that will be mine some day if the Lord decides to have me move one more time before going Home to be with Him.
When that time comes I will not have a lot of say in what I get to have and so to the best of my ability I am going to have things MARKED on the back so that when some one else moves me I will get what I want should I have the mind to “know” what I want.
There is no wall with enough space for the chest that I have right now so I am so glad I have had the opportunity to see Assisted Living rooms and know ladies who are enjoying their rooms. I know that I can do that too.
I have seen a gal moved recently and I know full well I would never want to be moved the way she was. I know there were personal things that never got to her because they are not the priorities of those who were handling things. Not because they don’t want to but because they really don’t know a thing about what they have done but for sure they are in the process of learning. I just don’t want to be a part of the process. I have noooo doubt in my mind but what she has wished more than once that she could have had a wee bit of time for herself to pick up that one item that meant so much to her but would never have been guessed to be so important. I just know how things go for us who are on this journey – it is like none other….EVER!
Also today, I worked further on the closet. Yes. I had some things that were hard to part with – didn’t know that I ever kept any thing did you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am quite sure though that what is important to me is not to you. I had some treasured holiday cloths – were one of a kind – purchased at garage sales over the years and every one was plastic. I know. Crazy. But yes, it hurt to throw them out, because I remembered “when” I used others just like them and just never got to use these.
I remembered the last family dinner I prepared – it was while Od and I lived in the cottage. I even bought dishes so the table would look exactly as I would remember it down the road. Guess what! It is “down the road time” and I am remembering the exact recipes and everything was just like I wanted it for my family. I doubt that they remember any thing about it – you see – – – – I knew it was to be my last one – to them – they will have many more in their lifetime – – – – – but not like that one. It was my last.
Okay. You fine feathered-friends! Still working on down-sizing? Keep on keeping on. Everything you do will be that much less your family has to deal with down the road. I can already hear my family as they open my front door after I am gone and they will take one look at things and say, “this is all we have to deal with. Mom/G’ma took care of the rest of it. Let’s get with it!!!!!”
I had purchased a 3 shelf utility stand for the micro wave, crock pot, etc. Crock pot and the stand sold on Friday so the microwave is back on the stove top. Need the room for Od’s stroller and my rollator when I go to it full-time, as yet I am still “cane-ing it”.
Let’s keep on keeping on and down sizing to the best of our ability. And here is a word from the Lord to encourage you and it even has a promise with it.
“Do not call to mind the former things or ponder things of the past. Behold I will do something new” (Isa. 43:18,19a).
Safely in His care even though I am full steam ahead in tossing/ditching/keeping for now.