Sunday, July 10, 2011

things i miss



It's the night before the movers come.  I'm sitting in an echoed room, in disbelief that we are actually moving our things this week.  Saying goodbye to our home and all of our loved ones here.  It's surreal to say the least.



I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my favorite people over the last few days and it's been a hard pill to swallow knowing goodbyes are coming.  A friend asked me if she wanted us to have her there as a farewell as we pulled out of the drive. 







What I really want is to sneak off in the middle of the night and not have to say goodbye to anyone.  Including this house.  UGH!  It will be alright.  Sometimes the anticipation is worse than the actual thing right?  In either case it's inevitable. 


I'm looking forward to the day when I have more to talk about than this move.  I miss normal.  I miss order and clean floors;)  I miss blogging...I miss you.  Thank you for listening to me and relating with me and praying for us.  I so appreciate each and every one of you.  So glad you are coming with me!!



Have a blessed week.

 


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63 comments:

  1. I'll be praying for you over the next week! Moves are so hard and can be so draining, but I know you will do great- you have so many things to look forward to and it sounds like God is really guiding this move for you!

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  2. Awww, Becky! I can't even imagine how it must feel. So many emotions, I'm sure! {hugs} So grateful we serve a God who doesn't just pat us on the back and send us on our way, He's there making way for each step.

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  3. Praying for a peaceful transition.
    May God hold you in His hands during this trying time. XO

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  4. praying for those goodbyes and all the rest. i'm like you, i'd rather just not have to say it. but, goodbyes will make way for new hellos. i'm ready to hear all about them. hang in there becky. God's got you covered!

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  5. Warm hugs...holding you close in friendship
    sweet friend.
    You know Im coming with you!!!

    Much love,
    Deborah xoxoxoxoxox

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  6. I miss you too! Praying all goes smoothly.
    Did you move the date? I thought you told me the15th...anyway,
    I love you, my sweet sweet friend.

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  7. I've been thinking about you! You will learn a new normal sooner than you can imagine and Virginia will love and adore you!

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  8. Sweet Becky, pray for peace in your heart...really, just close your eyes when you go to bed, and ask HIM for peace in your heart. Works for me 100% of the time. Big hugs!

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  9. I moved a few times growing up as a preachers kid...but I am glad for all the places we lived. i have fond memories of all the places, and know so many more people in my life. God has a plan for you,,,don't ever let go of that truth and know that He will keep you in the palm of His hand! Best of everything to you! I enjoy following along...hope you will stop by That Country Place when you are settled :)

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  10. Such a bittersweet time...we moved across town and it was hard. :) A cross-country transition is challenging, but I pray, too, that is will be a smooth one. I have a confession...since you'll be in Richmond, I hope to run into you one day. My parents still live there. :)
    You're in Good Hands!
    And with all the ways to stay connected, hopefully it will help as you start in a new place. I'm jealous that you "miss order and clean floors"...I would love to know what that was like in the first place! :)

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  11. Hi Becky! You and your sweet family have been in my prayers. Doesn't it seem that things always get harder before they get easier? At least, the worthwhile things. :) Soak in every moment, every tear and every memory. God is with you, loving you and giving you His peace. There is great joy in your day, too. You are about to embark on some great adventures!

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  12. Have a safe trip and fare thee well. God speed.

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  13. A new normal will be here soon. Sending hugs & love Becky. xo

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  14. I know it will be hard but think of the new and wonderful things you will be able to blog about. Your belief in God will get you through this time. I wish you the best and know you will be okay.

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  15. *wiping a tear away* Goodbyes are so hard - to people and old homes! :) I was going to write something encouraging but then I just read what LeAnna wrote and I'll say a great big ol' AMEN to that! Our God is so good and He IS there each and every step of the way!!! I can't wait to see what He lays before you!!! ♥

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  16. thinking about your during this tender time. & yes,it does always seem the anticipation is worse than the actuality of things.
    {{{{{hugs}}}}}

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  17. Sending you big hugs, Becky. It will be hard, but it will be okay too :)

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  18. Waiting can be SO
    hard. And yes, I'm
    planning to visit;
    even said so on my
    blog this morning....
    So, see ya soon : ) !!
    xx Suzanne

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  19. I hope you find strength in these coming days!

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  20. Safe travels and prayers are with you.

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  21. This is so exciting! I know it'll be bittersweet but I bet the Lord has BIG plans for you and the chicks :) Good luck and safe travels!

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  22. i think the anticipation can be worse although it will be a rough day for you all for sure! thinking of you...try to think about decorating that new house! hugs!

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  23. Awww, hang in there. It will most certainly be better soon. And I'm also very glad we will be coming along with you :)

    Praying for peace and happy goodbyes.

    XOXO,
    Angie from Ohio

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  24. Moves are so hard, goodbyes even harder...but it'll be all right. And we'll all be "with you" each step of the way;) Wishing you & yours a safe & happy journey to your new home! Big hugs to you, dear Becky:)

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  25. May you have a safe and problem free moving day. Love the photos. Can't wait to see photos of your new house.

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  26. Becky, thinking of you at this bittersweet time.....and wishing you happiness in your new home. You are so blessed to have so many wonderful friends that makes leaving so hard....and there are beautiful friendships just waiting to be made in Virginia!

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  27. Have a safe trip! Prayers and Blessings, Becky.

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  28. So just popping in to say HI!!! Oh girl, thinking of you...

    Also, had the weirdest thing happen to me this weekend, and can't wait to laugh about it with you. When you have five free minutes and want to hear a story that's creepy/funny, call me!

    Love ya

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  29. Sending you hugs! "Bloom where you are planted"! You have such a great outlook on life and wherever it leads you, you will be right at home.

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  30. change is so hard. on the other hand, change is SO exciting! thinking of you as you make this difficult transition - with grace, with optimism, with an eye to the future of your family. Godspeed!

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  31. still praying for you and your family!! :o)

    (((HUGS)))

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  32. I miss you too!!! hang in there girlie! there are great things ahead for you!

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  33. Even though goodbyes are so difficult, think of all the new, amazing people you are going to meet in Virginia. You will have so many new and awesome experiences in your new home. Praying that your move will go smoothly!

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  34. I totally understand Becky.
    We are in North Carolina, in a hotel.
    Bud had his first day of work today and tomorrow we are hoping to find an apartment to rent on a month to month basis until our base housing is ready.
    It's hard living out of suitcases.
    It was hard saying goodbyes, although as of now it still doesn't feel real.
    The trip itself went beautifully and I'll be thinking of you all as you make your trip!
    Enjoy the ride and know that there is no such thing as "Goodbye" only "See ya laters"!
    Biz

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  35. Oh I feel for you. Moves are hard. Bless your heart and may you have safe travels. You will never feel the same normal again...it will be a new normal.

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  36. I haven't commented lately...but I have been thinking about you. Praying for your transition as God moves you to your new home. Isn't is amazing how the Lord is already aware of all the blessings that await you in your new adventure. Much love...

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  37. Goodbyes are hard, but you still have all the wonderful memories in your heart.
    And just think - with today's technology - it makes it so much easier to stay in touch.
    Good luck with the move!

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  38. I have been thinking of you all day, with a smile on my face! I know the good-byes are way too hard to deal with and are no fun, but I am so, so excited for you! Praying for a good week with the movers and a safe drive to your new home later this week!

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  39. I was thinking about you earlier. Thinking 'I bet she's missing blogging?' Thinking...'I hope things are going well for her as she rolls on through my neck of the woods.'
    Praying you are blessed with safe non-eventful travels & a JOY-FILLED welcome/reunion at the end of the road!!!

    God Bless YOU!

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  40. I'm enjoying taking the ride with you. :)

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  41. Praying that you have a smooth move and transition to your new place. Thanks for your inspiring posts and beautiful pictures that never fail to make me smile :)

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  42. I know this feeling so well having moved in 2004 + 2007. Please know you and your sweet family are in my thoughts + prayers.

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  43. i would miss normal too but there is a part of me that is envious of your adventure. i would love to experience more of this country without the changes it would make in my family. it would be too hard for me to visit my kids and one day grandchildren!
    enjoy it becky for what it is. and you still have everything! your family.

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  44. You are going to have an amazing journey and I just know that you and your family are going to be very happy in your new home. I can hardly wait to hear all about your new life together. Hugs to you.

    Mary

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  45. MN will miss you, Becky! I wish you and your family ALL of the best as you transition into your new life in VA.

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  46. Becky- There is no way around it. You'll have to cry and say goodbye and drive away. And then God will carry you down the highway and prepare the way before you and you'll see him all the gifts of the new place. Love you and hugs. Sure am glad you ARE NOT moving away from me though. Because if you were my neighbor, I would be bawling in your driveway while you left.

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  47. Becky,

    Best of luck and blessings for the journey you are all beginning. You all seem to have the best approach and optimism with this move, that even if there are bumps in the road, you find your Grace. And, you will always have all of us along your journey. You don't have to say goodbye to us.

    Many blessings,
    Laura

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  48. such beautiful photos... and so sorry for this bit of heart-ache. kinda makes ya want to pick all those flowers and a few shutters and shove them into your pocket, right? deep breaths... big hugs.

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  49. May the calm after the storm come quickly! XOL

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  50. Looking forward to going with you. Exciting and scary all in one.

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  51. I can't believe the time has come. I hate goodbyes...and all the anticipation of leaving. I'm glad you shared your thoughts here. Feel free to share the thoughts of your new world, too. I love reading what is real in people's lives...vs. contrived posts that are part of someone else's idea of what you should blog about today. Keep it real, girl! We love you just the real way you are!

    Xo,
    Linsey

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  52. Praying..praying...praying for you all my dear! Thinking of you and my heart feels your pain of having to say goodbye. You can rest in the knowing that you gave your heart here to all that were honored to be in your life in the place you are moving from. That is why goodbye is so hard. But I also cannot wait to see and hear about your new home and how God is going to bless you there too! It's going to happen for sure!

    Love and Big HUGS,
    Lee Ann

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  53. Blogging has been a great companion to me in our move. I am praying for a smooth transition and wonderful surprises.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  54. Normal is just a ways away...:) Cannot wait to hear how it's all going! Been praying for you guys!

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  55. You will survive..and be even better for it. We tend to get better with each transition. Trust that.

    To a smooth move. To feeling it. To finding even better.

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  56. Still praying - Still praying - Still praying. XO

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  57. My sister is also in the midst of moving to another state. A little different since they are in the military and knew relocating came with the job. Did you listen to Focus on the Family today? It was on moving. A great book for you would be After the Boxes are Unpacked: Moving on After Moving In. Author is Susan Miller. Praying you are feeling blessed on your journey.

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  58. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
    2 Corinthians 4:16-18 -
    I love ya girlly! <3 SJ

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  59. Why does going after His best so often mean letting go of what is good? I'm praying for you this week and is that your backyard? It's lovely.

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  60. Somehow I stumbled onto your wonderful blog a few months back, and I have been so touched by your journey. I am encouraged by your faith and appreciate the honest, genuine way you share your life with us.

    Even though I don't personally know you (except that you let me feel like I do!), I have been praying for your family in this transition. I have two daughters myself, and pray for new friendships to surface and bless each of you.

    Remember that God's best for us far surpasses what we think we need. He knows your hearts and already has so many rich blessings in mind for your family. I know He will use any potentially trying time in this transition to draw you closer to Him, where you will have pure JOY!

    Blessings!
    Susan

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