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Friday, June 15, 2012

Packing


This picture has absolutely nothing to do with this post.
Today I am headed to Augusta to pack up our townhouse. After a long year and a half we are set to close next Friday. I did not realize what a burden taking car of 2 places had become. It can be mentally exhausting.  

I had sort of kept holding on to the townhouse. It was nice to have a little place to get away. It was ours and it could be fun. It is a lesson to me, that sometimes when we hold on, the Lord will let us do just that....hold on. It is only when we let go of the situation  and allow him to have control that He will things work for our best. In the past couple of months I had come to the realization, that this was a luxury for us. It was not a need. Once I made the decision to let go, and do what we needed to do to sell it, God did it all!

We had let the advertising expire, so the plan was to advertise again, and begin working to have it in top notch shape to sell when we returned from vacation. Well, when we returned from vacation, there was a message from the Homeowners Association President and Treasurer, that they knew of someone that would be very interested in possibly buying and were already pre-approved. I literally sat my suitcase back in the car and headed that way to show it. We had an offer that evening, and signed the contract the next day!

The next dilemma would be what to do with all the furnishings and stuff left. My son is living in a place that is furnished and has no need for any of it. We don't have the space to store it, and my little booth will not hold it to sell. We immediately saw this as an opportunity to bless someone that has been a wonderful help to us in trying to sell it, my son's former roommate. He probably showed it for us 20 times. Always willing to help. He had moved into a place to  take care of some property for the school where he teaches, and I now understand that he has very few furnishings. We have chosen to offer almost all of it to him. He will be loading it up and moving it to his place, which will leave us with the small stuff to pack, and just a few very small pieces of furniture. Being able to bless him has been a fun part of this letting go process.

If there is something that you are holding on to today, I challenge you to let go and follow God's leading. He always knows best!
Have a blessed weekend.


4 comments:

Miss Debbie said...

What a great lesson and testimony!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

What a gracious God we have and you got to see that all work out first hand!

Christine said...

Oh do I know that!
Letting go and letting God.

Congratulations!

Country Dreaming said...

Christine is right Let go Let God--my Mom always used to say that. I had forgotten that until now.
I'm sure that your son's former roommate will appreciate your blessings. Great idea.

Good luck with the packing!

Come by Dreaming--I am celebrating!

Melinda