Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Nearing the End
We turned in our house at the end of March. What a job that was! Going through our things, having thought we didn't have much! Trying to sort of pack, but needing some things. Selling some things. And then that least favourite part...cleaning!
Our neighbours made the comment that we sure were cleaning a lot, and that just isn't done here. They leave the house a mess, if not totally trashed, when they move out. We left it so that you could eat off the floor! We knew that they are coming in to paint, and fix some things, which would only mess things up again. But, that is just how we do things!
So now we are settled into Reimer's house, as they are in Australia, visiting their children and grandchildren. Why pay two rents when we don't need to? It benefitted both of us. It is nice to have a bed again, not to mention a kitchen. Our last couple of weeks we were on air mattresses and eating off disposable plates!
So, while we are in a state of deciding, keep it, gift it, or sell it, we continue on with our lives. We go to the gym 5 days a week, mostly because that is where we see 'our' friends and want to do that as much as we can. We will miss this part of our lives a whole lot, the exercise and the people.
The exercise we can get wherever we are, technically, but not our coaches and instructors. I will miss my classes even though they leave me done in. I will also miss the ladies I take the classes with.
We also continue to get together with our study groups. We were excited to graduate our Thursday ladies but are continuing with them till we return home. We want to take the next little while to teach the rules of hermeneutics (how to interpret scripture). They have grown so much that we want to give them all the tools possible to continue to study the Word of God.
We have had some rich discussions together and have come to love them deeply. We are excited about continuing to study with them across the miles.
Please pray for our friends as they continue to seek to grow their faith.
Our world is so much smaller and we can continue to encourage one another in our walks with Christ.
We are not counting the days yet but are very close to that being the case.
God has been faithful and will continue to be so, for he never changes, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.