Thursday, May 29, 2008
we don't need it anymore
Ok well, life continues to be interesting . . . which, after all, isn't that the point? Before I got married I'd always feared marriage because I thought it would be so boring, like life would be over once you had to settle down and have kids and own things like a lawn mower and a crockpot and a dehumidifier. . . and one time before I got married my mom said to me, "if you marry Jim you're life won't be easy, but it won't be boring". And alas, I haven't been bored yet! So I know I married right. And the good news is, we're selling the dehumidifier! And the lawn mower! And nearly all of our earthly possessions! And we're packing up our kids and we're moving! Into a dorm room! of sorts . . . it's a two bedroom dorm room, with an extra closet and a sliding glass door and two square feet of backyard. And honestly? I can't wait! It will be a lesson in simplicity, for sure. And a lot of creativity for two toddlers. And I can't even imagine what I'm going to do with a FULL house of STUFF. . . but I am finding my stuff weighing me down more and more, our three bedroom house and huge yard and closets feel like they own us. I'm tired of clutter, tired of excess, tired of all the precious time things consume. My brother wrote a song, and you can listen to it here . . . called "I saw the Light," and it's probably one of the best sermons I've ever heard though that wasn't his intention . . . "so I'm taking all my things and I'm giving them away I don't need them anymore." And that's what we're doing.