Moving Day – Part 3, The Pictures

It’s been a couple of days, but I finally found the cable for my camera.  Here are some pictures from the day we moved our stuff from Illinois to Oklahoma.

Moving Day – Part 3, The Pictures

Moving Day – Part 2

Six hours later and the movers are gone. They filled up half of a semi trailer with our stuff. Hopefully, we’ll see it again in a few days. I took some cool pictures, but I can’t upload them yet. I can’t find my camera cable. I have a feeling I’m going to be saying stuff like that for the next few months.While the movers were here, my wife took the kids to the grandparents. So, here I am, alone, in an empty house. I’m walking around here and getting pretty nostalgic. There are six years worth of memories here. This has been the longest that we’ve lived in one house. It’s the only house my youngest has known.

Why am I getting so sad about this? It’s just a house, right? I don’t know. It seems more than just a place where I eat and sleep. It’s the place where first steps were taken, the place where the kids returned from first days at school, the place where my daughter had her first seizure and where God eventually healed her from them. It’s the place where we played board games as a family and made dinners together as a family. It’s where my wife and I talked and talked and became closer friends.

I’ll be more excited in a few days when we close on the new house, start unpacking, and start my new job. But for now, I’m just little sad.

Moving Day – Part 2

Moving Day – Part 1

I hope that everyone reading this had a great Thanksgiving. As usual, the Thomas family spent time with extended family. It was nice to hang out with the aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces. With this being my last Thanksgiving as a resident of Illinois, the day took on a special meaning for me. I’m not sure when I’ll be seeing some of these relatives again.  I have been thanking God for my family. They’ve been very supportive of us with our move to Oklahoma.

We’ve spend the last week leading up to Thanksgiving by packing, packing, and more packing. Nearly all of our belongings are in brown cardboard boxes. We were still packing up stuff this morning. But finally, the packing is done. Now, we are just waiting for the big moving truck to arrive. They’re already an hour late. Hopefully the rest of the day will go smoother.

While I’m excited about starting the next chapter in my life, I’m also sad to be leaving my friends and family here in Illinois. I can see that I been living a life that is too comfortable. God is drawing me out of that comfort zone. I don’t know what He’s got planned, but I know that it’s going to be awesome.

Where’s that truck? More moving day updates will follow soon…

Moving Day – Part 1