Friday, July 2, 2010


This will be quick as I am REALLY busy but just wanted to let you all know that the MOVE IS ON!! YAY... I am really excited. Jeff is over at the new house right now and the carpet installers are there. My brother installed all the new appliances last night and there is just some odds and ends to finish up. My sisters are on their way over to help me get the last few things together I need and then we are headed over to the new house to begin cleaning and readying everything for the move tomorrow. I am sure it will be a LONG day. I am STILL not good for much. I can't lift anything heavier than 10 pounds. My arms are not completely mobile (though they are getting there and he tells me I am doing better than most) I STILL tire way too fast (I think anyway, the doc thinks I am doing great...I just want to be 100% I guess) so I will have to be careful not to overdo. The side that has the "drain" problem is NOT doing well either and I don't think I am going to make it 2 weeks before he will have to drain it again. But all of these "things" do not take ANY of the excitement that I feel over all of this away. And yet....I am very nostalgic as well. I keep thinking ~ tonight will be the last time I will sleep in this house and wake up in the bedroom that has been my home for the last 24 years and hear the birds outside of my windows singing. Last time I will put on a pot of coffee in this kitchen and sit in this chair doing my devotions as I look out at the swimming pool in my back yard where all of my kids and grandkids have swam a million times. All of the school days, holidays, birthdays, graduations, weddings, and major life's events that have happened within these walls, will never be forgotten. This has been a WONDERFUL house and our roots go deep. How I praise God for blessing us with everything we have come to know and love sooo well. But this is a new season in our life. I am looking forward to the change and all that He has planned for us. I do ask that you might pray that all goes well with the move and that I find the strength I need to not only get what needs to be done accomplished, but that my emotions do not get out of control either. May you all have a WONDERFUL 4th of July week-end with your families and friends, and may we all remember and appreciate just how blessed we are to be living in this GREAT country where we enjoy the freedoms that we do. GOD BLESS THE USA...


  1. Hi Debbie, I'm so excited for you but understand the emotions of leaving behind a home where so much life was lived. Please don't overdo-you've much to do yet and don't want a set back. Have a joyous weekend and like you I'm so grateful for our country.
    Hugs, Noreen

  2. Prayers and hugs coming your way!!! Your spirit is just so precious! Enjoy this new season of life.

  3. Hi Deb. Yea!!! Now, don't you dare over do it!!! Let the others do the moving, you do the directing. Enjoy your last night, and then look forward to making new memories, keeping all of ones already made, tucked safely inside your heart forever.

  4. Debbie, I know how you feel leaving a home you've lived in for so long and have so many memories. But God is good and He is providing for you and your family. May you make new memories in this new home. And don't you overdo it. Sit in your chair and start your devotions in this new home.


  5. I remember the first time I heard "God Bless The USA". I was six years old, and it was a mid-western dusky afternoon. It was at a rodeo, and before anything began, we all stood up and listened to Lee Greenwood piped over the loudspeakers. I was awestruck at the power of song, even then. I think it's the earliest memory I have of a song reaching down and touching my heart. It's a feeling I can't describe...but where the song abruptly pauses was definitely the key moment for me. I plan to write about it on our website: Rock The Jukebox. Thanks for your post!

  6. hooray for the new house!!! And yes, DO NOT over do it. Just point and give orders. :) Good luck with everything! Happy 4th!

  7. Looking forward to seeing some photos of the new place!

  8. Praying God's richest blessings for you, Deb. We moved out of our "starter home" of 22 years in 2005 and took our memories with us, and have enjoyed every minute in our new home. A close friend bought our house, so it kind of stayed in the family!

    Love and hugs to you, dear friend.
    Be sure to rest, eat well, and REST some more.

  9. A new house is always exciting!! I pray your move is smooth and without too many emotional ups and downs...although a few may be expected. Try to take it easy and can't wait to see pics when you are up to it!! Happy 4th!!

  10. Praying for you and this move! Emotionally and physically ....

    I pray you have a blessed and safe 4th and as you say good-bye may the memories fill you with joy and give you such a peace as you look forward to the new season(& house) the Lord has you in!

    Love you Debbie


I am so glad that you would take the time to comment on my thoughts and feelings, it is such a blessing to me!