Saturday, January 20, 2007

"Having a Moment"

This is a phrase we will be using a lot in the coming months. It describes a moment of unexpected emotion, specifically sadness.

Tim "had a moment" with the weed eater yesterday. All those years of dutiful service together: weeding, trimming, edging. It's a partnership that has proven its worth time and again for our family. The men reading probably understand this. (sigh)

I "had a moment" while packing away trinkets and decorative pieces from the bedroom -the bedroom that I have been painstakingly perfecting for almost 13 years -and labeling them with yard sale stickers. The women reading probably understand this. (shrug)

The funny part is that we've never considered ourselves to be materialistic but as it turns out, we really like our stuff. And partly because the stuff represents a place -home, and our home represents memories and those memories are of people who we love very much. You'll have to excuse me, I think I'm "having a moment" right now.

ugh. Fortunately, they don't last long.

We are so blessed and so excited! But change is still hard.


Troy & Tara Livesay said...

I love you Amie. I am praying for you.


Papa and Borba said...

Looks like you're off to a good start with the blog. One good thing (and I'm sure there will be many) about this move to Haiti is that we will hear from you more often and have more pictures than we do now. Keep the blog going. Our (mine at least) prayers are with you. We love you.

Cindy H. said...

You will have many "moments" as change (even when it's good) creates all kinds of emotion. Remember to lean on your circle of friends (old & new). We are so excited for you guys! We can already see you in Haiti serving! Hmmmm, I wonder where one of the mission trips will be next year for Faith members????