As I sit here on the floor in our empty living room, my kids sounds echoing through the house, and stare at the storage crate in our driveway, I am so tired, but yet so thankful.
We are currently at 81% of what we need to move to NYC and because we can’t officially move until we are at 100%, our storage pod will travel to New York with our stuff, while we travel to SC to begin meeting with people there. We are praying to be finished in SC and to be reunited with our things in NYC very soon! It was super challenging to pack for our pod and pack for SC without knowing how long we will be there (summer or winter clothes? Halloween outfits? sandals or closed toe shoes?). Once our pod leaves, there will be no seeing it until we move. But, it is done and for that, I am super thankful!
I am also super, super thankful for the people who helped us get packed, brought us Krispy Kreme doughnuts and played with our kids when every toy was packed, had us over for dinner because all our kitchen stuff was packed, and even got down and dirty cleaning our house (you know they love you if they clean your bathrooms!). We will miss you all greatly!
Our last night in our house was spent packing (what did you expect?!?), having dinner at our sweet neighbors, and eating ice cream at Sunni Skies (seriously one of the best ice cream places ever, and it doesn’t hurt that it is cheap). We wrapped it up watching the Olympics in our camping chairs in our empty living room. Don’t mind my no makeup, hair falling down picture below – its called the packing all day-chasing kids around-no time for a shower look.
Our time in Raleigh has been hard but yet so good and sweet. We have loved the way the Lord has grown us spiritually, personally, and as a family, our team at NC State, our amazing neighbors who would give us the shirt off their backs if we needed it, our fun little town, our great church and friends, and our sweet house where we brought home two of our kiddos. For all of these things and the memories we will carry with us, I am thankful.