Saturday, January 06, 2007

I think I'm supposed to be packing?

Tommorow afternoon, Tom and I will be hopping in the car with my parents and heading for the airport. We'll say goodbye to our family, our friends, our pets and our house - not to see them again for nearly 2 months.

The last couple of weeks are starting to blur together. We did get moved into the new church just in time for us to begin meeting there for our Christmas service. We can breathe a bit easier now that that's done. We also found out last week that we would be able to move our store this weekend. (Great timing, huh?) We have a wonderful set of employees and volunteers that will be boxing things up at the close of business today. We can't thank you enough for taking care of this while we are focusing on packing and getting ready to leave. (Amy S. - a special thank you to you for all the extra work you've put into the store these past several months and for all the calls and arrangements you've made when this kicked into high gear! You're very much appreciated!)

For those of you that visit our store - it will be packed up this weekend and set up on Monday and on Tuesday at 10am it will re-open at it's new location in the Kohl's Center just off of Rt. 95.

I've got all day today to start/finish packing. That's right, we haven't started packing yet! No need for alarm, this is how I generally operate. We've been making packing lists and doing laundry. I still need to pick up a few minor things in town today but we're going to make this deadline. We've been told that most things are available where we're going so aside from taking the right clothing that we're comfortable in and taking our precious paperwork updates I'm resting easy.

Tomorrow is going to be a non-stop day. Tom is planning on preaching tomorrow and I will fulfill my regular Sunday morning duties. After church, we'll grab a quick bite to eat, head home to make sure all the final house checks are done and then in early afternoon my parents will pick us up to shuttle us off to the airport. We're meeting up with Tom's parents one last time before we leave and then off to the airport for us.

It's still early yet, I should probably go have my breakfast of champions and keep the laundry rolling. Thanks for following along! We greatly appreciate you prayers!

1 comment:

Amy Kramp said...

I can't believe it's really time...I'll be praying for you and missing you and jumping up and down when you get home. I can't wait to see Emily and get to know her, see her grow up, etc, etc, etc.

Ephesians 1:15-23 has been coming to my mind a lot lately, and when I go read it, I always think of you & Tom. You are an inspiration to me.

Ephesians 1
15 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for Christians everywhere,

16 I have never stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly,

17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.

18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people.

19 I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power

20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms.

21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else in this world or in the world to come.

22 And God has put all things under the authority of Christ, and he gave him this authority for the benefit of the church.

23 And the church is his body; it is filled by Christ, who fills everything everywhere with his presence.

(I don't even know if you'll get this before you leave...but whenever you get it, it will still apply)

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