We said goodbye to our house today and our dog who is being re-homed. It was a bitter sweet day as we said goodbye to one life and move on to our next journey.
Right now we are living as a family of four out of one room in my mom's house while all of our belongings are stacked in piles in the garage waiting to be sold. This whole trying-to-sell-everything-and-move-with-what-we-can-carry thing is such a hard lesson in not holding on to your earthly possessions. It's been hard having my daughter watch her bed go to a new family or her toys. She's cried; I've cried. I feel the sadness too when someone takes something of mine that I love knowing I'll never see it again. But then, I look over at my kids and realize that while I don't get to hold on to the "stuff" in my life I get to move with the most precious things I have.
I keep coming back to this verse - “Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”” Matthew 19:21. You don't realize how hard that's going to be until you're called to do it. Gosh, it's hard and emotional.
This journey is hard but I'm so excited about the freedom it's bringing us and the lessons it's teaching us. Nothing we own is really important. But the people with us and the adventure we get to live totally are! I can't wait to start over and be intentional about the things we own and live with adventure in our hearts and not things.