Thursday, December 29, 2011

Leaving Home

We've wrapped up 8 nights of Hanukkah and two Christmas celebrations and we feel loved. We are in the midst of packing up suitcases for our friend John to take on his flight, and then we'll pack up some more suitcases for Tom to take next week. We're making progress but we're feeling the wear and tear.We're thankful for our temporary home, which feels like home thanks to the Browns, but soon we will be celebrating little Cassidy's 5th birthday (something we eagerly look forward to -- 5!) and then we'll be getting on a plane for a new life.

We spent about two weeks packing, sorting through everything we own. It was a strange process, determining what is essential for Israel, what is worth saving for later and what should find a new home. Some gracious family members and friends helped us move ALL of our stuff to new locations -- my folks' basement being our storage unit for all the things we couldn't part with but couldn't justify bringing. What a blessing to have a rent-free, safe location for all of our things.

And then the cleaning. I'll spare you the details, but rest assured the house was in great shape when we left it. The place is still thick with memories, and it's hard to drive by it (we're currently staying 4 doors up) without feeling sad and strange, but we closed on Wednesday, so it's no longer ours.

My cupboards have never been so bare

Thank you for your prayers in regards to the home, the closing went seamlessly and selling it is a strong reminder of the faithfulness of G-d. We hope to see many of you in the next month and a half. This year is almost over, but there's always time to donate. We love seeing the L-rd tie all of this together!


  1. Breathe!

    I don't envy you in this transition time; it's not east to not feel stable or settled. May the L-rd give you grace and strength for each leg of the journey!

  2. It looks great, Leah! Our house currently looks more like yours did when I was there last week. :) Oh the glories of packing! I'm so glad I got to see you guys one more time before you leave.

  3. We'd love to see your faces one more time before you leave...