Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Home Sweet Home

We're moved! Despite the fact that is was SNOWING monster flakes (hello, Spring!), I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

The night before was a bit of a fail. Arthur and I were both incredibly tired and grouchy for some reason—being pregnant is reason enough, right?—which resulted in a few emotional and frustrating trips with the last boxes of odds and ends. We were hoping to get most "little things" moved before our friends arrived early Saturday morning, and I'm really glad we did. It made the next day so much smoother since the guys [almost] only had to focus on moving the big furniture. They were champs and did the job in less than 4 hours—start to finish!

Aside from our awful night, we woke up and decided to accept God's new mercies and vowed to have a much better day. My stomach was even feeling okay and I seemed to be full of energy. Praise God! Our first helpers showed up extra early to get the U-Haul and bring warm drinks. I was able to spend time catching up with my sweet friend and nibbling on some vegan goodies from our favorite cafe downstairs while the guys got the truck. This helped a lot with having enough physical and mental fuel to get through the morning.

Once everyone arrived, it was down to business. I was feeling some mild-moderate cramping early on, but once this subsided I was ready to roll—feeling about an 8/10! The ladies were so gracious in helping me wrap and pack up the last few wine glasses and delicate things, vacuum, and load clothing into the car. We were able to make a couple trips to the new place while the guys did their thing. It was actually pretty fun and I am certain that no one would have even guessed anything was slowing me down. It's amazing how fast this went with extra hands!! During bedtime prayer that night, Arthur thanked God for allowing us to be in community—something we didn't know just a couple years ago. It was so amazing to experience friends being so happy and so willing to spend their Saturday helping us move our dusty furniture.

It seemed like just a blink of an eye and everything was all moved into our new place. We treated everyone to pizza for lunch and had fun sitting around enjoying our first unofficial community group in our new living room. I even ate some pizza, which has been on my "gross" list for the past couple weeks. It tasted good then, but I can't say I would eat it again. It still remains on the list.

I am so grateful for the Lord's blessing on our move. My concerns of sickness slowing me down were blown out of the water. Now to unpack...

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