Last night, Charlton and I were sitting in the living room going through a few storage totes that were filled with stuff. It's amazing how much 'stuff' accumulates in such a short amount of time. Most of my 'stuff' consists of pictures, and cards. And let me tell you, I have never thrown away a card anyone has ever given me... until last night. I love cards. I do! The time and thought that goes into picking out the perfect card, and bonus points for glitter. The sparkle gets me every time! Then the words. The sweet, kind, words that flow out of friends and family in the moment they are writing a card is beautiful. 
It's priceless. Little gems. 
We only have four full months left before we are moving across the world. What am I going to do? I've already decided that I'm making a little card book for all of our wedding cards. I just don't want to part with them. Man, I read through a few of those last night, serious tear jerkers. It brings you back to the excitement and emotion of that day.  But back to my question, what am I going to do with all the other ones? Birthdays, showers, anniversaries, holidays... It is honestly a little painful to think about throwing them away... 

Throughout this process we have shedded so many worldly possessions, and I have not thought twice about it. But the small, little things, really mean the most to me. It's because of the people I love so much who have given them to me. I think this card thing is a sign of something bigger. How terribly difficult it will be for me to say goodbye to all my loved ones when we leave. Up until this point I have tried not to think about it, and I've just kept my focus on the bigger picture.

 But, I will truly miss every single one of you very much. 

Ephesians 3:20-21
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. (NLT)


  1. I can totally empathize with you, Natasha! When we moved from America to Australia I had to get ruthless! It was pretty tough, but it's also very liberating. I can't believe it's only 4 months! I wish we had an ETD LOL But Father God is in control! We should Skype again before you go :)

    1. I can totally see how this is a liberating process! Thank you for all of the encouragement. We really appreciate you guys. We will skype soon! God bless you.


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